A Sacombank ATM booth at 16-18 Do Quang Dau st., HCMC. A Bulgarian man was arrested after being caught using fake credit cards to withdraw cash from this booth on March 9, 2014.
Ho Chi Minh City police said Thursday they have detained a Bulgarian man for using fake credit cards to withdraw money from an ATM booth in the backpackers' area in District 1.
The man was identified as Stoyanoy Yuliyan Georgiev, 29. He was arrested at around 9 p.m. on March 9 by security guards of Asia Commercial Bank, which alerted them of Stoyanoy's suspected use of fake cards at a booth on Do Quang Dau St.
They then handed over the man to the police.
Police later found Stoyanov kept 55 fake credit cards and VND55 million (US$2,600). They also discovered nearly VND1 billion ($47,400) in his suitcase.
Stoyanov told police that another Bulgarian national, known only as Ivan Ivanov, had given him the fake cards and promised to let him keep 10 percent of withdrawn money.
An ACB official told Tuoi Tre newspaper on Thursday that the cards used by the Bulgarian national to withdraw cash were not issued issued by the banks, adding they were "cloned" from stolen information.
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