September 12th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Four Canadians were arrested yesterday in Sabana Norte in San José on suspicion of cloning the bankcards of Canadian bank users and using them to withdrawal cash from ATMs around San José.
According to the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) the suspects entered Costa Rica on September 7th and began withdrawing funds from ATMs around the San José area using cloned credit and debit cards of Canadian bank customers.
The suspects, aged between 25 and 36, were surprised by authorities while driving a vehicle yesterday around 1 p.m. Authorities seized 225 cloned cards, $20,000 in cash and equipment used in the card-cloning process.
Agents from Interpol, the OIJ and bank investigators had the suspects under surveillance for several days.
Withdrawals were made at ATMs in Escazu, Santa Ana, Tibás and San José.