Ukrainian Card Skimmers Caught Red-Handed in Chiang Mai Mall

 | Wed 15 Jun 2016 05:54 ICT

CityNews – Credit card skimmers from Ukraine were arrested by police in Chiang Mai following an investigation into skimming machines found on ATMs in Bangkok.


Image showing the three arrested and several other people arrested for unrelated offences.

The gang of skimmers were arrested in Chiang Mai after police in Bangkok alerted local authorities that the gang has moved to Chiang Mai.

Three Ukraine nationals, 21-year-old Mykola Ehovhan, 30-year-old Oleksii Pushkar and 28-year-old Serhll Matsyshyn had traveled to Chiang Mai on June 10 and stayed in separate hotel rooms.

After a police investigation, authorities were led to believe that they would be meeting in a Chiang Mai shopping mall to apply a skimming machine to an ATM.

They were arrested at the scene after police were undercover waiting for them.

Collectively, police found over 100 fake credit cards and 150,000 baht in cash in the hotel rooms of the skimmers.