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ATM fraudster nabbed

By johnboy - 31 October 2011 11

A 23-year-old Lyneham man was arrested yesterday (Sunday, October 30) after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from two Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) at Westfield Belconnen.

Police will allege the man had posed as a technician on Friday (October 28) to gain access to the ATMs.

The man was arrested yesterday afternoon in Braddon and was taken to the ACT Watch House. He was charged with two counts of theft and two counts of unauthorised access with intent to commit a serious offence.

He will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, October 31), where bail will be opposed by police.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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11 Responses to
ATM fraudster nabbed
poetix 10:18 am 01 Nov 11

alaninoz said :

switch said :

kRATS, wHY dO yOU tYPE eVERYTHING wITH eXCESSIVE cAPITALISATION?

Mother was frightened by e e cummings while pregnant?

excellent

Classified 9:59 am 01 Nov 11

krats said :

What’s The Bet That He Ends Up Being Employed By The Makers Of These Automated Teller Machines.

I doubt it. That sort of thing might happen on tv, but it’s rare in real life.

alaninoz 9:53 am 01 Nov 11

switch said :

kRATS, wHY dO yOU tYPE eVERYTHING wITH eXCESSIVE cAPITALISATION?

Mother was frightened by e e cummings while pregnant?

switch 8:51 am 01 Nov 11

kRATS, wHY dO yOU tYPE eVERYTHING wITH eXCESSIVE cAPITALISATION?

ex-vectis 7:55 am 01 Nov 11

…the man had posed as a technician on Friday (October 28) to gain access to the ATMs.

Um. Slightly confused here.

So, he goes in to Westfield wearing a boiler suit and holding a spanner. “Hullo, i’m the ATM repair man. Could you open the ATM and the strong box inside which you dont have keys for and let me repair it after this customer has finished using it.”

Westfield ATM security manager, “Certainly, let me get you a cup of coffee while you repair it by putting those $50 note’s in you pocket. Lovely weather now isn’t it?”

krats 7:27 am 01 Nov 11

What’s The Bet That He Ends Up Being Employed By The Makers Of These Automated Teller Machines.

bigM 6:43 pm 31 Oct 11

MonarchRepublic said :

Surely this isnt the same 23 y.o. Lyneham man that was arrested in June for ATM fraud??
http://the-riotact.com/he-thought-he-was-so-clever/49189

yes,yes it is

MonarchRepublic 5:17 pm 31 Oct 11

Surely this isnt the same 23 y.o. Lyneham man that was arrested in June for ATM fraud??
http://the-riotact.com/he-thought-he-was-so-clever/49189

chewy14 3:49 pm 31 Oct 11

dtc said :

DUB said :

Inside trade knowledge?

although presumably the speed of capture suggests he forgot something important, such as the presence of cameras.

I think it’s probably hard to claim to be an ATM technician whilst at the same time wearing a balaclava.

dtc 2:59 pm 31 Oct 11

DUB said :

Inside trade knowledge?

although presumably the speed of capture suggests he forgot something important, such as the presence of cameras.

DUB 12:35 pm 31 Oct 11

Inside trade knowledge?

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