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Men found ATM card in a wallet, guessed the correct PIN number and stole $2,000

Published on Apr 16, 2013 2:07 PM
 
File picture of an ATM machine. The police have arrested two men who allegedly stole money from an ATM machine using a card they found. -- ST POSED PHOTO: ALVIN TOH

The police have arrested two men who allegedly stole money from an ATM machine using a card they found.

The men, both aged 20, found a wallet in Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, and after managing to correctly guess the victim's Personal Identification Number (PIN) based on his date-of-birth,withdrew, $2,000.

They split the cash between themselves. The victim lodged a police report after receiving a text message notification of the withdrawal from his bank. The police put up an appeal for information on the Facebook page of Sengkang Neighbourhood Police Centre.

The men were arrested in Pasir Ris on April 11 after a member of public recognised them from the Facebook appeal. If convicted of theft, they face a jail term of up to three years, a fine or both.

 
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