Police: Mostly non-nationals involved in skimming

Since the ABM task force was reintroduced in September, 19 persons have appeared before the courts.

18 of them were non-nationals.

The announcement was made by ASP of the Fraud Squad Curtis Julien at the police press briefing today as he gave safety tips for ATM/card skimming especially during the Christmas and carnival season.

Two Bulgarians charged with card-skimming after police allegedly caught them in the act

Two Bulgarian nationals have been charged with ATM fraud after being caught by police on Friday tampering with a Republic Bank ATM in Piarco Plaza.

Dimitar Georgiev, 47, a fisherman, and Toncho Tonchev, 22, a student, were held by police after an eyewitness saw them tampering with the machine.

Police say the men possessed a card-making machine.

They have been charged by the Fraud Squad with possession of a card-making machine in breach of the Electronic Transfer of Funds Act.

They will appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate to answer the charges.