Bulgarian ATM Fraudsters Face Fresh Charges in Uganda
Three of the four Bulgarians who were recently convicted by an Ugandan court for forging ATM cards will have to answer fresh charges of forgery.
Ivan Ganchev, Milen Kartaski and Adrian Dimitrov are charged with 35 separate counts of forging Stanbic Bank customers ATM cards and another count of conspiracy to commit the offence.
However, their case was adjourned after the court heard that a witness who was supposed to testify against the convicts fell sick after he got involved in a motor accident, New Vision informs.
Anton Ivanov, Milen Katsarski, Adrian Dimitrov and Ivan Ganchev Emilov were arrested as they were withdrawing money from an automated teller machine (ATM) machine at Stanbic Bank in the capital suburb of Nateete back in August 2012.
The men were allegedly using a microchip and a phone battery to gain access to all the bank customers' accounts. Then they picked the accounts, holding huge sums, made ATM cards and withdrew the money. After changing them into dollars, the Bulgarians wired the money to bank accounts in their home country.
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