A 35-year-old man was arrested on Thursday in Chennai for using cloned ATM cards to withdraw money worth lakhs from accounts of card holders.
Reportedly, police received about 20 complaints from people residing in Kotturpuram, Abhiramapuram, Secretariat colony and Anna Salai.
The Kotturpuram police arrested Z Ajaz and claim that he was part of a gang, which in connivance with several store owners, used a software to get card holder details including the PIN, from swipe machines, reported The Times of India.
Police were able to arrest him after seeing a dent in his vehicle which was caught by a camera at an ATM booth.
According to the police, he used to withdraw cash after 11:45pm and after midnight so that he could withdraw maximum limit of the previous day also.
Police checked CCTV footage in which they saw the suspect wearing a cap, going on a TVS Wego to different ATMs in Pursaiwalkam, Ice House, Royapettah and Chepauk. They noted a dent on the front wheel guard which helped them to nab him.
Investigations revealed that he was carrying out the crime for a man named Iqbal.
Police said that he worked for Iqbal on a commission basis which ranged from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 10,000.
The gang used to install a software in different swiping machines in shops which used to disgorge the details of the victims and pin. Using these details, they cloned cards and withdrew cash, reported TOI.
Ajaz told police that Iqbal used to train the members of the gang in various techniques in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra.