Two Chinese nationals convicted by court in Karachi for ATM fraud

Two Chinese nationals convicted by court in Karachi for ATM fraud

KARACHI: A district court sentenced two Chinese nationals to one-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs50,000 each over their involvement in automated teller machine (ATM) skimming here on Monday.

According to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the suspects were involved in manipulating ATM machines to take out money.

FIA informed the court that the two suspects were caught red-handed while installing a skimming device at an ATM on Karachi's Abdullah Haroon Road. It was reported that the arrested foreigners were seen suspiciously doing the rounds of an ATM booth on Karachi's Abdullah Haroon Road for the past three days.

Citizens took hold of the suspects and handed them over to police. They were moved to Artillery Maidan police station for investigation.

Meanwhile, CCTV footage of an ATM booth also showed the suspects installing a skimming device.