Cops nab notorious Varanasi ATM scammer
Mira-Bhayandar: The Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar (MBVV) Police Criminal Branch Central Unit has arrested a notorious scammer for deceiving customers who approached Automated Banking Machines (ATMs) to withdraw money silver.
Aftab Ikhlakh Khan alias Ricky, 36, was apprehended at his home in Shivpur – an upscale locality in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh (UP).
Impersonating a customer in the queue, Ricky entered the booth and, under the guise of offering help, observed the pin code the customer was entering. He would then hurriedly leave the cabins, but not before replacing the card with a quick sleight of hand. The card and PIN were then used to embezzle money.
It also emerged that after committing the crime, Ricky, who comes from a wealthy family, would return to his home in UP to dodge the police dragnet. He is implicated in similar crimes in Pratapgarh district of UP. Apart from 46 credit/debit cards from different banks, the police recovered a mobile phone and cash amounting to Rs 50,000 from his possession.
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