Crime Suppression Division police have arrested a Ukrainian man for having allegedly using fake ATM cards to withdraw over Bt1 million from ATM machines in Bangkok.
CSD Commander Pol Maj Gen Akkaradej Pimolsri told a press conference Tuesday that Ruslan Lazariev, 37, was arrested at an ATM machine of Siam Commercial Bank on Soi Phaholyothin 26 in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district.
Akkaradej said police made the arrest after the CSD was informed by the SCB that some foreigners have been using fake ATM cards with account data of bank customers in the United States and Europe to withdraw cash from SCB ATM machines.
A total of 48 fake ATM cards and Bt200,000 cash were found on Lazariev and inside his room.
Akkaradej said the man had allegedly withdrawn over Bt1 million from SCB’s ATM machines since Saturday. Police have yet to check whether other banks had been affected as well.
Lazariev told police that he entered Thailand on September 5 with two friends to use fake ATM cards to withdraw cash from ATM machines.