2 Bulgarians arrested in Chennai for credit card cloning

The arrest of two Bulgarian nationals from a lodge in Semmencherry in Chennai has taken the lid off a racket that cloned credit and debit cards. Police said the investigations began on Wednesday when they got an alert from a hotel at Semmanchery that staff had found a bunch of cloned debit and credit cards in the room where one Lion Markova (52) said to be a Yoga instructor, was staying.

A police team raided the hotel room and seized as many as 50 cloned debit and credit cards, Rs 10 lakh in cash and Rs 3 lakh worth foreign currencies, skimmer devices and a laptop. Peter, a taxi driver, arrived in Chennai on 3 April and stayed in a hotel in Chemmenchery. Markova, the yoga master, he reached Chennai on 25 April. The duo claimed to have met on Facebook.