One more foreigner held for credit card fraud in Chennai

Chennai: The City Crime Branch (CCB) department is conducting inquiry with two Bulgarian nationals allegedly involved in debit and credit card fraud.

According to the police, the duo reportedly stole money from ATMs with cloned debit and credit cards.

On Wednesday, the police arrested Peter Velikov (50) and seized 50 cloned debit and credit cards, Rs 10 lakh in cash, Rs 3 lakh worth foreign currency, skimmer devices and a laptop.

Today, his accomplice, Markova (52), who had initially evaded arrest, was held.

The duo had been staying at a resort in Semmenchery for a while and the hotel authorities grew suspicious of their activities and informed the police.

A team of police personnel raided their room and found equipment used to skim debit cards and a bunch of cloned cards.

Peter Velikov, a taxi driver, arrived in Chennai 3 April and stayed in a hotel in Semmenchery.

Markova, a yoga master, reached Chennai 25 April. The duo claimed to have met on Facebook.

The accused were handed over to the bank fraud prevention wing of CCB that is questioning the duo.

Inspector Selvarani is leading the investigation.

Naomi N