Turkish Cypriot fraudsters nabbed for stealing 180 thousand TL using fake websites and stolen cards

Four people, including a woman, who were found to have stolen 180,000 TL by setting up a fake website, pretending to be trading with stolen cards, were arrested in North Cyprus.

The suspects identified only as M.K, H.S, M.Ç., and V.Ş., who made a transaction with stolen cards and stole money using a fake website arrested on Monday August, 24 and were brought to the Lefkosa District Court on Tuesday.

The police sergeant Şaban Yeğen, who gave sworn testimony in the court told the court that the suspects were arrested on charges of "forging official documents," "putting it into circulation", "obtaining money fraudulently", "impersonating someone else" and "forging credit cards by using information systems".

The police noted that between July and August this year, the group used company and individual bank cards of 8 foreign banks and unknown persons without the knowledge of the cardholders on the website Realglasskı Kıbrıs.com operated by the suspect M.K and carried out 22 transactions using virtual pos.

Police stated that the suspect had obtained 180 thousand TL fraudulently by impersonating the card holders whose identity information has not been identified by entering the card information on the web page, arranging forged documents and putting them into circulation.

Police said the suspect, the workplace accountant H.S, secretary M.Ç. , and the employee V.Ş. had been arrested.

Police said the suspect was arrested on August 24, 2020, following the bank's complaint.

The police said that the suspect M.K's workplace, house and car were searched on the same day, three laptops, mobile phones, invoices, receipts, and some documents from his car were taken, and orders were requested from the court to examine the devices in accordance with the Law on Cybercrime.

HS, and V.Ş. gave their statements voluntarily. The police demanded that the suspects be detained for 3 days so that the investigation can be carried out safely.

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