Three men arrested for allegedly using cloned credit cards at ATMs in Sydney

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Police have made a series of arrests across Sydney following an investigation into credit card fraud.

Three men have been charged with a number of offences involving allegedly cloned credit cards. Three men have been charged with a number of offences involving allegedly cloned credit cards. Photo: Jessica Shapiro

Three men have been charged with several fraud offences after allegedly using cloned credit cards at ATMs in the city.

Police swooped on two men in Market Street on September 12, following reports a cloned card was being used.

Officers spoke to two men, aged 38 and 42. Police searched the men and allegedly found 13 cloned credit cards and $265 cash on the 38-year-old, and nine cloned credit cards and $900 cash on the 42-year-old.

Both men were arrested and taken to Sydney City police station where they were charged with possessing identity information to commit an indictable offence and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

After further inquiries, police arrested a third man on Market Street on Thursday.

The 26-year-old was arrested after police allegedly found 46 cloned credit cards and $800 cash.

The man has been charged with 18 counts of attempting to dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, possessing identity information to commit an indictable offence and dealing with proceeds of crime.

The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation into identity theft and ATM fraud in Sydney called Strike Force Ambleside.

The 42-year-old man was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Downing Centre Court on September 27.

The 38-year-old man was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Downing Centre Court on October 4, and the 26-year-old man was refused bail and is due to appear at Central Local Court on Friday.

Inquiries by Strike Force Ambleside are continuing.

http://www.watoday.com.au/nsw/three-men-arrested-for-allegedly-using-cloned-credit-cards-at-atms-in-sydney-20170921-gymhfh.html

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