A 44-year-old resident of Chełm (Lubelskie Province) asked his 90-year-old neighbor for a loan. She had no cash, so she lent him her card and gave him her pin. According to the police, later – under the pretext of drinking tea together – he stole her card several times and made withdrawals at an ATM. More than 3,000 zlotys have disappeared from the woman’s account.
– A few days ago, the duty officer of the command received a report about the theft of money from a bank account. As it turned out, someone made withdrawals from an ATM using the card of a victim, a 90-year-old Chełmian woman. Due to her health condition, the woman does not leave the apartment on her own, reports Commissioner Ewa Czyż from the police in Chełm.
He asked for a loan. She had no money and gave him her card
According to the findings of the police, her neighbor is responsible for withdrawing the money from the 90-year-old’s account. – The 44-year-old once asked her to borrow money to buy medicine. The old lady had no cash and lent him her card. In this way, the man came into possession of the pin number. Then, several times – under the pretext of drinking tea together – he stole the card from the senior woman – reports Czyż.
The man was supposed to withdraw cash, shop, and then visit the 90-year-old again and put the card back. – The woman was not aware of this. It was only her son who realized that over three thousand zlotys had been withdrawn from the account, the policewoman said.
The 44-year-old was intoxicated at the time of his arrest. According to the police, he explained his behavior by lack of money. As it turned out, he was also wanted to serve a sentence of several days in prison for a tax offence. He heard charges of theft and burglary, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. He was also taken to a prison where he will spend the next few days.
Main photo source: police Chelm