Romanian national arrested for ATM skimming

Police in Glyfada, southern Athens, arrested a 35-year-old Romanian national on Friday on charges of swindling money from unsuspecting credit card holders withdrawing cash from ATMs. They are also seeking an accomplice.

According to sources, the suspect was allegedly one of the leaders of a criminal ring using the so-called skimming method to copy credit card information and subsequently make fake credit cards to withdraw cash.

The gang had intercepted information on 98 credit cards and had allegedly withdrawn over 74,000 euros, police said.