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Another Rumanian Arrested in Bali for Skimming an ATM Machine

A Rumanian national, Alexandru Boarta (32), was arrested by officers for the Badung Regency Police Precinct at the Hotel Paradiso in Kuta at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019, on suspicion of skimming  funds from an ATM machine owned by Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) in Mengwi, Bali,

As reported by NusaBali, the arrests was precipitated by a report filed by I Komang Gde Wira Citra Sasmita on March 10, 2019. Sasmita told police he was suspicious as he monitored online the Romanian stealing money from the ATM on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. .  Sasmita is a supervisor from the BRI Bank who later discovered when visiting the subject ATM a skimming machine capable of reading ATM cards being used by customers visiting the ATM site.

Based on the bank employee’s report, police immediately descended on the location. Based on surveillance cameras and other eye witnesses Borate was traced to his hotel in Bali at the Hotel Paradiso in Seminyak, Kuta.

Taken to Badung Police Headquarters for interrogation, the Rumanian quickly admitted installing machinery capable of recording personal banking data including passcodes from unwittingly tourists using the BRI ATM for cash withdrawals.

A search of the man’s hotel room provided police with a range of evidence including a small screwdriver, a skimming machine installed on the ATM, 3 ATM cards, a container of rubber glue, a receipt for a bank transfer, and a Yamaha NMAX motorcycle

Police say the man will be charged under the ITE Law (information and electronic transactions law) and the Indonesian criminal code carrying maximum penalties of 6 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of Rp. 600 million.

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