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Bulgarian involved in ATM fraud arrested in QC

/ 01:39 PM December 31, 2015

MANILA, Philippines — A 35-year-old Bulgarian attempting to install an ATM skimming device at a bank was arrested on Thursday morning by the Quezon City Police Station 10 operatives.

Superintendent Edgardo Tinio, chief of the Quezon City Police District, said Dobromir Rusev Iliev, a resident of Malate, Manila, was nabbed by QCPD operatives in the act of retrieving a skimming device at the Bank of Commerce located along Scout Lascano st., corner Tomas Morato avenue, Barangay Sacred Heart in Quezon City around 12:40 a.m.

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The arrest is based on a report of a Bank of Commerce official who found out that Iliev earlier installed a skimming device around 10:23 p.m. Wednesday.

Operatives of Kamuning police station 10 led by Superintendent Pedro Sanchez facilitated the arrest of the suspect.

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Tinio, in his report, said the bank official has been monitoring the suspect’s alleged involvement in skimming activities and unauthorized withdrawals by taking the data of the client’s ATM card.

Iliev, who is charged for violating Republic Act 8792 or the E-commerce Act, and disobedience to a person in authority for resisting arrest, is currently detained at the QCPD station 10.

Recovered from Iliev are the skimming device, two pieces of cloned cards, an IPhone, a Swiss knife, a backpack and a cap.  SFM

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