Bulgarian arrested in HCMC for stealing $3,800 from ATMs

By Dam Huy - Ngoc Tho, Thanh Nien News

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 Bulgarian Ivan Slabob Rusev, 37, was arrested for stealing money from ATMs throughout Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 in a single Saturday. Photo provided by the police. Bulgarian Ivan Slabob Rusev, 37, was arrested for stealing money from ATMs throughout Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 in a single Saturday. Photo provided by the police.

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Ho Chi Minh City police said they're questioning a Bulgarian man who was arrested on Saturday for a spree of illicit ATM withdrawals.
Nguyen Duc Vu, an officer of the HSBC branch on Tran Hung Dao Street, allegedly encountered Ivan Slabob Rusev using fake bankcards to withdraw money from an ATM on Saturday morning.
Vu reported the incident to local police, who later caught Rusev red-handed.
Police seized VND30 million (around US$1,400) and 17 bank cards Rusev had on his person.
They also recovered 22 other cards and VND51 million ($2,400) in the trunk of his scooter, which was parked nearby.
Rusev, 37, told police two friends of his had given him the bankcards and advised him to head Vietnam to withdraw the money.
He allegedly entered Vietnam and rented an apartment in District 1 two weeks ago.
Rusev confessed to having withdrawn a total of VND81 million ($3,800) from 10 different ATMs in District 1 on the morning of his arrest.
 

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