A Uganda national, who was the mastermind behind the withdrawal of cash from SBI ATM by cloning ATM cards, has been arrested by the Cyber Crime, Bhopal, from Bengaluru. It is said that an ATM at Katara Hills was used for the fraud by the fraudster.
The nabbed accused was identified as Mukasa Andrew of Uganda and was staying in Bengaluru from where he used to operate the fraud nexus and had targeted several victims across the country.
Andrew was the mastermind in the Alamtas Katara Hills SBI ATM fraud in which people who had used the SBI ATM became victims as the accused had used skimmer at the ATM and later cloned ATM cards which were used for frauds. The victims had found that some transactions were made from their bank accounts without their using the bank accounts. They had later contacted the police and FIRs had been lodged.
After the fraud, the accused was in Bengaluru where he was tracked. Later, the accused confessed that after the news was published, he destroyed all duplicate ATM cards and ATM card making machines.
Police have recovered three mobile phones, cheque books of bank account procured with the ATM card used at SBI ATM, laptop and other documents. He also revealed card scanner which was later recovered.
The accused was nabbed from Bengaluru on January 13 after tracking his movements and involvement in skimming at the ATM and using cloned ATM for frauds.
Police have registered a case in this connection.