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East London woman arrested over alleged ATM card cloning cases

Dec 2, 2019
East London woman arrested over alleged ATM card cloning cases

East London - A 46-year-old female suspect was arrested by East London Detectives over the weekend after an undisclosed amount of money was withdrawn from the ATM in East London.

"It is alledged that the complainant was at a local mall ATM. She inserted her card at the ATM; punched in the pin numbers and waited for her money," said police spokesperson, Captain Hazel Mqala.

"Whilst she was waiting, there was nothing coming from the ATM, she gave up and cancelled the transaction.

"After she left the ATM, she received an sms stating that there is a money that has been withdrawn, she quickly went back to check but didn't see any person."

Captain Mqala said that she went inside to check the footage that is where she noticed a female suspect taking her money after she had left.

"The accused person went to buy some groceries with the money and she used the rest to buy liquor," she added.

"The East London detectives followed up the information using BCM cameras.

"The information led the Detectives to Chalumna location at Nkampini Village where they arrested the suspect, who also fitted the discription of the person seen in BCMM cameras.

"The suspect is possible to be linked to other card cloning cases."

She will appear in the East London Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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