Four persons arrested for stealing debit cards

Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 20:29

New Delhi: Four friends, including three
degree students, were arrested here for allegedly stealing
debit cards and buying electronic items worth over Rs two
lakh, police said today.

Prabhakar Kumar (22), Chandan (22), Prashant Kumar Jha
(21) and Sanjay Kumar (24) were apprehended following
investigations into a complaint by one Sachil Dagur on May six
that his debit card has been stolen and misused.

They were arrested after police found that the card was
used for filling petrol. Information regarding ownership and
movements of the car was collected by police which led to the
arrest on May eight.

Prabhakar, a third year B.Com student is pursuing his
studies through correspondence from School of Open Learning of
Delhi University while Chandan is pursuing BBA (third year)
from Chandra Prabhu Jain Institute of Management in

Prashant is pursuing BCom (Ist year) through School of
Open Learning, North Campus, New Delhi. Sanjay presently works
as a supervisor at a restaurant in New Friends Colony.

Sanjay allegedly stole ATM cards belonging to the patrons
of the restaurant and then made purchases at different stores.

Chandan often used to watch customers at the ATM booths
and managed to ascertain the PIN Code number from the
movements of the fingers of the person operating the card.

"Very often, the customer would drop the transaction slip
in the dustbin which was collected by Chandan and he got to
know the account number. With the help of account number and
PIN Code, he would purchase railway tickets and mobile
recharge coupons through the internet," Thakur said.


First Published: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 20:29

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