Durham officer finds mini-camera used in ATM ripoffs

Durham officer finds mini-camera used in ATM ripoffs
Mar 19, 2010 – 11:11 AM

DURHAM — Two Toronto men face several charges after an alert Durham Regional Police officer pulled over a car for a routine traffic matter.

On Wednesday, March 17, around 4:30 p.m., an officer noticed a newer model Mercedes with a loose licence plate speeding eastbound on Hwy. 401. The officer stopped the car on the highway, just east of Mill Street in Clarington.

During the stop, the officer discovered a miniature camera and an overlay device, both commonly used in ATM frauds. The officer also found two fraudulent bank cards.

Robertthurai Ponnuthurai, 39, of McCullough Drive in Toronto, and Pirabakar Shanmuganathan, 30, of Kipling Avenue in Toronto, were both charged with unlawful possession of credit card data, possessing identity information for intended fraudulent offence, attempted fraud over $5,000, and two counts of possessing a credit card forgery device.

Both were held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Durham Fraud Unit at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5230, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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