NY police arrest Lankans over phony ATM cards

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Two Sri Lankans were under arrest in New York for allegedly carrying hundreds of fraudulent ATM cards and $55,000 in cash, New York police said on Saturday.

A police officer noticed the two men in a bank lobby on Friday night stuffing cash into backpacks and followed them to another lobby where they repeated the process, police said.

Placed under arrest were Sivarubem Gnanapandithan, 28, and Ragavan Pathmasenan, 24, two Sri Lankan nationals living in Ontario, Canada, who were carrying 257 fraudulent ATM cards, mostly blank, cards similar to hotel pass keys and $55,689 in cash, police said.

In May, another Canadian resident was sentenced to three to nine years in prison for installing bank card "skimmers" on ATM machines in New York bank lobbies. (Reuters)
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  • sinha Sunday, 28 October 2012 03:35 PM

    Big Srilankan criminals in Sri lanka get away with it, but those criminals are going to serve some time.

    Public Abilik Sunday, 28 October 2012 03:42 PM

    I agree that racial profiling and stereotyping is wrong. But can you mention even one incident where a Sinhalese was involved in the past? These people are no longer Sri lankans, They left Sri Lanka and were given asylum in Canada. Now They are Canadians, and are Canada's problem.

    Lobo Sunday, 28 October 2012 04:05 PM

    It is what it is and I guess the truth does hurt so learn to deal with it.

    Siva Sunday, 28 October 2012 04:29 PM

    Do not involve a community for individual acts.There are good and bad people in every community.Educated people should rise above these low levels of thinking.

    honest Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:00 AM

    cut their hands for stealings via DM Android App

    Rajan Sunday, 28 October 2012 05:11 PM

    Criminals are in every community. Tamils, Sinhalese or Muslims. This happens to be Tamils. There were instances where Sinhalese were involved in crimes in Middle-East. There was an incident in London where Sinhalese and Tamils were doing crime together.

    S.Sriranjan Sunday, 28 October 2012 05:28 PM

    These Criminals are like weeds in the paddy field should be weedout instead of blaming the whole community???

    Hussain Sunday, 28 October 2012 05:49 PM

    These are the members of the so called Tamil Diaspora who are resident in Canada, who at the drop of hat, come out to protest against Sri Lanka. There are Tamil criminal supports of the now defunct LTTE, This is how they get 'funds' for their nefarious activities. I hope they get lengthy prison sentences & then deported to Canada where the defunct LTTE is strongest

    vinu Sunday, 28 October 2012 06:15 PM

    They are good at scams like Pakis :)

    singing fish Sunday, 28 October 2012 06:19 PM

    The robbers should be punished,whoever it may but at once never come to the conclusion that they are the LTTE supporters.LTTE is dead and gone,now by again and again talking about LTTE,you are injecting life to the dead organisation.If in the place of the two tamils there were sinhalese or muslims do you want them to be called as members of terrorist organisation?.Please by your actions and thoughts help the two communities to live in peace.

    Curious Sunday, 28 October 2012 10:22 PM

    If there were Sri Lankans Sinhalese would the Tamils make the same comments ?

    LOl Sunday, 28 October 2012 11:19 PM

    Hehe. ATM fraud is not a new thing in this world. international police is working to stop this crime and banks are trying to introduce more security protection for their ATM transactions. even in USA, US citizens are doing this. not because of those countries give asylums..

    LOl Sunday, 28 October 2012 11:21 PM

    So, you should be arrested first to break the ATM cracker's network. because as you said, you know either LTTE supporters or ATM hackers. or both.

    Pondering Monday, 29 October 2012 12:39 AM

    Not the point in contention. The article is talking about 'Sri Lankans' in Canada and USA. Sure there's a ton of Sinhalese criminals. But they are ALL in Sri Lanka, thriving in Politics. Not hiding in other countries, tarnishing the good image of Sri Lanka.

    Nodrog Monday, 29 October 2012 12:51 AM

    Mims, how can you say its stereo-typing and racialist? The fact is these guys are tamils and in the majority of cases involving extortion, fraud and other criminal activities abroad most of the culprits are tamils. Time to get off your high-horse and face reality.

    patriot Monday, 29 October 2012 12:00 AM

    Sri Lankans but ltte terrorist supporters. via DM Android App

    meenavan Monday, 29 October 2012 02:09 AM

    internal fraud made my politician external fraud made by unemployed poor Srilankan, a coins two side.?

    terror Monday, 29 October 2012 01:34 PM

    But these are not individuals but organised LTTE supporting gangs who have been doing this for many years.....This is how they collect money for terrorism.....

    Janaki Monday, 29 October 2012 01:28 PM

    These people have rejected SL and embraced their citizenship in other countries . WHy does Daily mirror call them SL ?????. Please correct the mistake . These people who come as refugees never even mention that they are SL instead they say they are from Tamil ELam . Please correct this Every form they fill they say they are from Tamil Elam . why bother to reverse the trend ?

    Reader Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:00 AM

    dont brand them sri lankan but LTTE supporters via DM Android App

    Lobo Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:37 PM

    Please don't harass these poor innocent tamil boys they were just doing what comes natural to them.

    Nodrog Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:42 PM

    Good or bad they are Sri lankans. But the US and other countries who cry crocodile tears should at least now realize most of the tamils who migrated sought refuge and asylum under false pretenses. ANyway please don't send them back...you wanted them so now you keep them.

    Ravana Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:46 PM

    they are not SL, They shuld call them Canadian

    Mims Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:01 PM

    It seems stereo typing and making racial comments comes natural to you.

    firebot Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:00 AM

    lo and behold! !, they are sri lankans this time ! tamils otherwise. what a funny ha ha . via DM Android App

    Lokka Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:20 PM

    HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, Canada, USA, you gave asylum to Tamil criminals. Now you reap the harvest. Sri Lanka's gain is your loss, not other way about.

    Jesus Monday, 29 October 2012 05:41 AM

    very sad..

    truth Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:53 PM

    You guys pretend that there are no Sinhalese criminals and no white vans!!!

    Bar Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:00 AM

    Ya. Srilankan Singhalese never do any criminal activities in foreign country. Those are tamils with Singhalese name. Go AD check out at UAE embassy , Malaysia embassy. Also all arianism corrupted pollutions are Tamil. Go to hell via DM Android App

    dinesh Sunday, 28 October 2012 03:22 PM

    k funny thing is if they do any good stuff,they are Canadian.If they do any bad stuff they are Sri lankan...thi are damn LTTE supporters and i know about this people very well..

    Don Monday, 29 October 2012 06:46 AM

    what about the recent stealing in the middle east??


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