Cyber-Crime Division arrested Russian man
22 November 2013 :: 13:11:30 pm [ 1,589 views ]
Police from the Economic and Cyber-Crime Division have arrested 1 Russian man who is believed to be a member of a credit card counterfeiting gang.
NAKHORNRATCHASIMA – November 21, 2013 [PDN]; At 6.00 p.m. at Economic And Cyber-Crime Division, Pol. Maj. Gen. Suraphol Homcheunchom (Commander of Economic And Cyber-Crime Division), Pol. Maj. Gen. Phongdech Phrommitjit (Commander of Nakhornratchasima provincial police), Pol. Col. Chainarong Charoenchainao (Deputy Commander of Economic And Cyber-Crime Division), Pol. Col. Sathit Phromuthai (Superintendent), Pol. Lt. Col. Jakkrit Seriboot (Inspector), Pol. Lt. Col. Manas Chomchoey (Inspector of Nakhornratchasima province), Pol. Lt. Col. Thossaporn Pheanpru (Inspector) together with the officers from the Economic And Cyber-Crime Division and the officers of Nakhornratchasima provincial police made a statement about the arrest of Mr. Andrey Veretenikov, aged 46,from Russia arrest warrant of Nakhornratchasima provincial court, no. J.352/2556 dated November 20, 2013 in the allegation of stealing property and using and having the fake electronic cards in his possession. He was searched and the police found 16 electronic cards with magnetic stripes, 4 mobile phones, 3 notebook computers and 3 flash drives.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Phongdech said that on November 17, 2013 the police of Meuang Nakhornratchasima police station had arrested Mr. Wacilee Ivanov, aged 27 and Mr. Zerky Peternev, aged 38, who were the 2 Russian defendants in the skimmer gang who were caught with 328 electronic cards while they were withdrawing money from ATM machine in area of Nakhornratchasima province. The police then questioned them and the 2 defendants who said that they got 10% from the total money they withdrew and the rest of the money would go to Mr. Andrey. An arrest warrant was then issued for Mr.Andry from Nakhornratchasima provincial court. The officers were informed that he was hiding in the Ambassador hotel, Soi Sukhumvit 11, North Khlongteuy sub-district, Wattana district, therefore the police set up an ambush and arrested Mr. Andrey with the exhibits at 11.45 a.m. on the same day.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Phongdech continued to say that from initial investigation, Mr. Andrey still denied all allegation which he claimed that he has a business selling ornaments in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and he was on holiday here in Thailand, but from checking his travel history the officers found that he had been traveling to Thailand a lot and the last time he came to Thailand was on October 4, 2013. Moreover, the police searched his room and found a lot of evidence that involved him with the Russian defendants that were arrested previously and also found information about skimming and how to do it, also electronic cards, magnetic strips, key cards of various hotels and a ticket to fly back to Russia on November 28, 2013 which the officers assumed that Mr. Andrey will flee back to his home country.
However, the police will investigate all defendants further to find out who is the big boss of Mr. Andray and will investigate how the group of defendants got the information of the victims from other countries.
Police have arrested 2 Russians and a tourist policeman for using fake ATM cards to withdraw money from ATM machines. The police found the offenders with 2.9 million baht in cash and 328 fake credit and ATM cards.
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