Yemen expat arrested in Riyadh for defrauding elderly of SR74,900

Cairo: Saudi police said they arrested a Yemeni expatriate for allegedly swindling ATM users, mainly the elderly, out of SR74,900.

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Spokesman for the Riyadh police Major Khalid Al Karidis said the suspect, a man in his 40s, had perpetrated a number of fraud crimes that victimised bank customers.

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The suspect targeted ATM users from the old people and expatriates by pretending to help them in carrying out cash withdrawals, but he would obtain their own banking data without their knowing.

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Bank accounts

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He used the data in conducting purchasing operations and withdrawals from their bank accounts, the official added, according to the Saudi news agency SPA.

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The overall value of the illegal financial and purchasing operations carried out by the suspect amounted toSR74,900, according to Al Karidis.

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The suspect, now in custody, has been referred to public prosecution for further interrogation, the official said.

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