A 32-year old man, Mohammed Kabir, of Sabon Titin Kwado, Katsina, has been arrested by the police in Katsina State after eight Automated Teller Machine cards belonging to separate banks were found in his possession, Punch reports.
He was alleged to be using the ATM cards to defraud unsuspecting bank customers.
Kabir, who was caught on Wednesday within the premises of a first generation bank along the IBB Way, Katsina, told Northern City News that someone introduced him to the “business” about six months ago.
He said he hung around ATM points and scooped out numbers printed on the ATM cards of unwary customers.
“At times, I would pretend to assist unsuspecting customers, who did not know how to operate the ATM machines, and in the process of doing so, swap their cards with fake ones,” he confessed.
Kabir refused to disclose how much he had made from the act before his arrest.
The Katsina State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Wakili, confirmed the arrest, adding that the suspect had confessed to the crime and that he would be prosecuted after the investigation.
“In the cause of investigation, the suspect confessed to have defrauded unsuspecting members of the public, who did not have the knowledge of operating the ATM by changing their ATM cards with fake ones, which he later used to fraudulently withdraw money from the victims’ accounts,” the commissioner said.