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Romanian held in Kenya over Hi-tech ATM robbery in Thiruvananthapuram

Saturday, Apr 15, 2017,8:44 IST By joji A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | A Romanian national was arrested today in Kenya for his alleged role in the high-tech case of ATM fraud in Kerala last year, police said.
Ionut Alexandru Marinoiu, the second Romanian involved in the case, was arrested on the basis of a red corner notice issued by the Interpol based on the Kerala police recommendation.
The police said efforts are being made to bring Ionut to Kerala. He is the second Romanian to be arrested in the case involving six accused.
Earlier on August 10 last year, another Romanian national, suspected to be behind the ATM fraud case along with two other foreigners, was arrested in Mumbai.
The police had then said three Romanians were involved in the racket, in which they had allegedly obtained the details of bank customers and withdrawn their money using fake ATM cards.
The police suspected the electronic device at the ATM counter had enabled the fraudsters collect the secret pin code and card details.

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