Kuwait police catch ATM thieves

September 12, 2011

Kuwaiti police have foiled an attempt by three Romanians to leave the country with 60,000 Kuwaiti Dinars (Dh801,220) taken illegally from ATM machines.

According to security sources, the men withdrew the money from the machines of a bank using forged credit cards after copying the data from foreign banks.

A security source said the suspects arrived in Kuwait on Thursday and that one of them had 20 forged credit cards under different names, Kuwaiti daily Arab Timesreported.

Khaled Al Matrouk, the bank security manager who followed the withdrawal processes, had doubts about the transactions and contacted Shaikh Ahmad Al Khalifah, the Undersecretary of the Criminal Security Affairs. Instructions were given for the arrest of the three men.

The source said the forgers managed to withdraw KD60,000 on Thursday and Friday.




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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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