Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Skimming fraudsters convicted

Automatisering Gids reports that the court in Breda has convicted two criminals who have been part of a skimming organization. They used a smart device to collect magnetic stripe information at unmanned pump stations and used camera's to obtain the pin-code of customers.

With the information they made new debit-cards, which were used at ATM's in the Nederlands, Belgium and Germany. The revenue was 600.000 euro. The two criminals face punishment of 4 years and 2,5 years in jail as well as a fine to be paid to government. Tomorrow, the main suspect will get to hear his verdict.

Update thursday: the big mind behind the crime is convicted to 3,5 years of prison and needs to pay 35.000 euro to the State.