Ukrainian woman tried in Bali court for allegedly skimming over $22k from ATMs

A 33-year-old lady from Ukraine stood trial on the Denpasar District Courtroom in Bali in the present day for allegedly skimming IDR 325.6 million (US$ 22,671) from native ATMs. Prosecutors are searching for to punish her with a 4 yr jail sentence and IDR 100 million (US$ 6,963) in fines

The girl, recognized by her initials BK, stood trial earlier in the present day by way of webcam (a measure taken for the reason that the beginning of the pandemic) from Kerobokan Correctional Establishment, the place she is at the moment being detained.

The Courtroom heard that BK was arrested in December of final yr following experiences from two Indonesians, NH and M, who claimed that the amount of cash of their financial institution accounts was considerably lowered regardless that they’d not made any transactions.

In accordance with prosecutors, BK was seen utilizing a number of ATMs in Denpasar and Badung. She was allegedly caught on CCTV misusing the ATMs whereas sporting a yellow helmet and a inexperienced jacket. 

“Police later tracked the defendant from the time she stole [the victims’] cash till she returned to her villa in Ungasan,” Prosecutor A Luga Harlianto stated.

After being questioned by the police, BK admitted that she had performed a number of transactions utilizing a magnetic financial institution card that had been given to her by a buddy, recognized as M, who’s at the moment a fugitive.

NH reportedly suffered IDR 175.8 million (US$ 12,240) in losses as a consequence of BK’s crime, whereas Marda misplaced IDR 149.8 million (US$ 10,430).

ATM skimming is sort of widespread on the Island of Gods, sufficient that guides have been written on methods to keep away from changing into a sufferer of the rip-off whereas touring in Bali. Forbes additionally has some tips about methods to keep away from playing cards skimming at ATMs whereas touring.

Learn additionally: Ukrainian lady arrested in Bali for skimming IDR325 million from victims in North Sulawesi

Learn additionally: 2 foreigners accused of masterminding US$215,000 skimming schemes in Bali

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