Bhubaneswar, Sep 29: Police have arrested a 29- year-old involved in several cases of ATM withdrawal fraud in Odisha and neighbouring states.
The accused has been identified as Sambhab Acharya. Police said that Acharya is involved in around 30 similar cases in recent past.
“The accused used to pretend to help people especially senior citizens visiting ATMs for money and instead used to take away their ATM cards. He also used to replace the original ATM cards with fake ones. The accused later use the ATM card and PIN to withdraw money. He was also arrested in Mumbai few months ago for similar crime,” said a police official.
Police have seized six ATM cards, two mobile phones and cash of Rs 42000 from Acharya.