The Thane Crime Branch on Saturday arrested 10 people allegedly involved in debit and credit cards skimming racket.
According to police the racket was being run with the help of waiters at restaurants and hotels in Thane and Mumbai.
The police siad that the accused would copy information of the credit/debit cards handed over by the customer for swiping, and would later use it to withdraw money
“The three prime accused have been identified as – Sumeet Sanjay Zingran, an MBA from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Viki Ilias Carvalho and Kevin Jerry D’souza,” said DCP Parag Manere.
Seven others arrested on Saturday were identified as Bipin Roy, Sourabh Jaiswal, Narayan Yadav, Mahesh Kisan, Ashok Mahanto, Vinod Patel and Shivnath Gupta.
The police have also seized fake credit and debit cards, two laptops, a card writer, six skimmers, a modem, router, blank cards filled with data, three mobile phones and Rs one lakh cash and also a rare monkey, which was allegedly brought from abroad to be sold in India at a high price, were also recovered from them, he said.
The accused have cheated over 300 people to the tune of Rs 30 lakh.