Four Lithuanians were arrested for allegedly using fake electronic cards to steal up to 35 million baht from Thai ATMs over the past seven weeks.
Rimantas Vaiculus, 19, Gintaras Kapocius, 21, Paulius Raskauskas, 21, and Julius Petraska, 19, were apprehended in Pattaya Oct. 14 after a fraud report from Siam Commercial Bank. A police search of their hotel room recovered an ATM passcode reader and 450 counterfeit ATM and credit cards.
Four Lithuanian men have been arrested for ATM card theft.
Police said the men admitted they’d been working in the kingdom for about seven weeks, looting 4-5 million baht a week from ATMs. The victims were all in Europe.
Investigators said the suspects claimed they were working for a German man who paid them 5 percent of the proceeds.