Bank employee arrested for using counterfeit cards to withdraw cash

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Economic Crime Suppression Division police yesterday arrested a bank employee who forged ATM cards of clients and used them to withdraw cash.

Damage assessment is being carried out and investigators are checking to see if the man had any accomplices.

Police seized 6 ATM cards along with 20,000 baht in cash and a red colored motorcycle  belonging to Direk Kaewchuchert.

The 50 year old man is a Thai Military Bank employee.

He was arrested at Lad Pla Khao Soi 76 located in Bang Khen district while attempting to make a withdrawal from an ATM machine.

ECSD police were made aware of his activities after officials from the Thai Military Bank notified them that several withdrawals had been made from their ATM machines using counterfeit ATM cards.

Reviewing closed-circuit camera footage eventually resulted in the man’s arrest.

Police said they discovered that the suspect was closely monitoring bank accounts that belonged to foreign clients with low activities.

After locating these accounts all relevant details were noted down and were then used to create counterfeit ATM cards.

These cards were then employed to make withdrawals.