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Foreigner Facing 10 Years For ATM Skimming In Bali

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A Romanian foreign national is facing 10 years in prison after installing an ATM skimming device on a bank machine in Gianyar, Bali.

“The suspect’s name is Olar Madalin, who has been and received by us. The transfer was made via teleconference,” said Head of Denpasar’ Criminal Investigation Section (Kasi Pidum), I Wayan Eka Widanta.

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Olar Madalin (Image: Adrian Suwanto-Radar Bali)

The defendant has been detained by the prosecutor for 20 days and is being held by Bali Regional Police. 

“After the indictment is complete, we will immediately hand over the suspect to court to continue to trial,” Eka Widanta explained.

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The suspect was charged with deliberate and unlawful crime of unlawfully accessing another person’s computer and/or electronic system. The actions of the suspect fall under Article 30 and Article 46 of the Republic of Indonesia Act No. 19 of 2016 concerning amendments to the Republic of Indonesia Act No.11 of 2008 about Information and Electronic Transactions

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After receiving the report, Bank Mandiri then contacted the vendor. On Friday 10th April.

The vendor then monitored the ATM and witnessed suspicious foreigners in the ATM booth.

Once the suspect left, CCTV footage showed the suspect installing a  skimmer and hidden camera.

Upon inspecting the ATM machine, a hidden camera had been installed by the suspect above the PIN pad while the skimmer device had been installed on the machine where the ATM cards are inserted.

At 3pm West Indonesia Time, further monitoring showed the suspect returning. When the suspect left, the skimming kit was fully identified.

The police at the Sub Directorate of Ditreskrimsus Bali Police were then contacted.

Police officers arrested the suspect and searched the suspects residence where fraud related electronic equipment was seized in the search. 

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