2 Brits arrested for fake ATM card use

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Two British men were arrested for allegedly using fake ATM cards to loot Pattaya-area banks.

Jacob Elliot Gatrill, 35, and Rocky Williams, 26, were apprehended in separate arrests April 5 after a complaint from Siam Commercial Bank’s fraud department.

Police staked out Siam Commercial ATMs around Pattaya until they captured Gatrill as he used a fake card to remove cash from a Third Road machine. He was found with 48 counterfeit cards in his wallet and handbag, along with 12,000 baht cash.

British men Jacob Elliot Gatrill and Rocky Williams have been arrested for production and use of counterfeit electronic cards.British men Jacob Elliot Gatrill and Rocky Williams have been arrested for production and use of counterfeit electronic cards.

After interrogation, Gatrill led police to the Daeng Apartments on Soi Phettrakul where they found his alleged partner. Williams was found with 44 fake cards and 8,000 baht.

Police said the pair confessed to using the fake cards to get money for their partying in Pattaya. They were charged with production and use of counterfeit electronic cards.