Seven members of what police describe is the most sophisticated card skimming syndicate ever seen in Western Australia have been arrested.
It is alleged they installed an EFTPOS machine fitted with a skimming device at a Perth supermarket and used the information to fraudulently obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars from customers bank accounts.
It is understood much of the money was laundered overseas.
Police also seized a significant amount of equipment used to tamper with ATM devices and EFTPOS devices.
Detective Sergeant Duncan Taylor says it is alleged the seven men played different roles in the fraud syndicate.
“There’s a range, we’ve certainly arrested mid to high-tier members of the syndicate on this occasion and some of the items involved in the seizure would indicate we’ve got some of the more technical members of the syndicate,” he said.