Jakarta police arrests five suspected of ATM skimming

Jakarta police arrests five suspected of ATM skimming

Illustration. Gallery e-Banking BRI in Kediri, East Java, Wednesday. A number of BRI customers are fretting and choose to withdraw their money from ATMs following the mysterious case of mysterious customer loss in at least three branches. (ANTARA PHOTO/Prasetia Fauzani)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Jakarta Police have arrested five suspects, including four foreigners, involved in a skimming syndicate that had stolen state-owned Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) customers` data and withdrew money from automatic teller machines (ATMs) in some regions.

"We have tracked them for a week," a spokesman of the Jakarta Police Senior Comissioner Pol. Argo Yuwono stated here on Friday.

The five suspects comprised three Romanians, a Hungarian, and an Indonesian. They were identified as Caitanovici Andrean Stepan, Raul Kalai alias Lucian Meagu, Ionel Robert Lupu, Ferenc Hugyec, and an Indonesian Milah Karmilah.

They were arrested at four different locations in the provinces of Banten and West Nusa Tenggara.

The suspects are undergoing police questioning.

Over the past week, BRI had received dozens of complaints from customers whose money disappeared from their accounts as part of a suspected ATM skimming scheme.

BRI claims it has compensated all its customers, who had become the victims of skimming.

Reported by Taufik Ridwan
(S022/INE)
(T.SYS/B/KR-BSR/F001)

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