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US Police Arrest Bulgarian over ATM Skimming Scam

Crime | January 29, 2010, Friday // 09:10| Views: 2525 | Comments: 0
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US Police Arrest Bulgarian over ATM Skimming Scam: US Police Arrest Bulgarian over ATM Skimming Scam Hristov was arrested with USD 1,500 in his wallet, the Boston Herald reported Friday. Photo by bostonherald.com

Ivaylo Hristov, a Bulgarian man living in Ontario, has been arrested for ATM skimming after the US Secret Service busted him in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Hristov was arrested with USD 1,500 in his wallet, the Boston Herald reported Friday. He was charged with one count each of unlawful use of an ATM, false reproduction without consent, forging a credit or ATM card and larceny over USD 250.

According to police, Hristov set up an elaborate scam snatching ATM card numbers by inserting a “skimmer” device in the slot where customers insert their card.

Hristov is accused of working with accomplices using a skimmer machine across eastern Massachusetts.

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