Pair face 21 card skimming charges

PSNI

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Two men are facing 21 charges linked to efforts to skim bank cards.

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch in Newry charged the pair with the following offences:

A 46-year-old man has been charged with theft, five counts of possession of articles for use in frauds and two counts of making or supplying articles for use in frauds.

A 26-year-old man has been charged with theft, seven counts of possession of articles for use in frauds, and five counts of making or supplying articles for use in frauds.

They are expected to appear before Newry Magistrates Court on Saturday May 28.

Card skimming relates to installing devices on cash machines to try and read users PINs or other information, with a view to using the details to extract money from their accounts.