A 33-year-old Ukrainian woman, Baklanova Khrystyna has been arrested for skimming several ATMs in Bali.
The Head of Bali Public Relations, Officer Kombes Pol Syamsi, confirmed that the suspect was arrested from a villa in Jalan Toya Ning II Uluwatu Arden, South Kuta on Wednesday evening (1/12) after skimming ATMs of a bank in Bali and withdrawing hundreds of thousands of IDR.
“A Ukranian woman was arrested for skimming ATM’s in South Kuta,” Kombes Pol Syamsi said.
According to a staff member of the bank involved, the incident occurred when the bank discovered some suspicious transactions on an ATM that is located in South Kuta area.
“Several suspicous transactions were made from the 27th to the 30th of November 2021, where a total of USD $140,000 (IDR 2 billion) cash were withdrawn from that ATM,” said a source who preferred to remain anonymous.
Immediately, the bank filed a report to the police station and submitted the CCTV footage from the location as evidence. During the investigation, the police finally identified the suspect. Shortly after, they managed to arrest the suspect at her place in South Kuta area.
“During the interrogation, the suspect admitted that she had committed this crime,” the source added.
Meanwhile, Kombes Pol Syamsi hasn’t released an official public statement regarding this case until today.
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