Men charged in skimming scam

Two men arrested last week at the Grand Cayman airport in connection with a cash
machine skimming scam are due to appear in court today.

The two, aged 22 and 25, are charged with numerous counts of theft and attempted theft. .

On 15 February, investigators in the RCIPS Financial
Crime Unit received a report that a number of fraudulent withdrawals had been
made from cash machines in the George Town area.

The bank involved
advised the police that the cards used during the transactions had been seized
by the machines.

The cards were not legitimate bank cards – they were
“poker cards” used in casinos. The metallic strips on the cards had been loaded
with potential victim’s account details taken from foreign bank
accounts.

The exact amount of money stolen was not known.

Police
enquiries revealed the ‘poker cards’ had also been used to make purchases at
local businesses.

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