Man jailed for stealing money from ATMs

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A man was reportedly jailed and ordered to pay compensation for stealing money from Antigua Commercial Bank’s ATMs.

According to media reports, Mark Vas Nilsen used a machine he bought on Amazon to withdraw monies from the machines.

He reportedly pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a card, possession of a counterfeit card and trafficking of the card.

The bank was reportedly given a heads up from a credit card corporation in December 2017, but the elderly man was not caught in the act until a year later.

He was reportedly sentenced to 39 months in prison and must pay compensation of $31,000 to the bank.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Alot of credit card scammers in Antigua. Alot of bank employess need to be investigated too because some of them are giving out debit and credit card information to their friends abroad to make purchases with fake credit cards and it’s a fact.

  2. Question to all the smart persons in Antigua.He is a foreigner sentenced to Prison time.How would he be able to repay those stolen funds of $31,000 to the Bank? Is he going to stay in Antigua and be allowed to work?Then again who would employed a known convicted ATM,Bank robber.

    • Quite simple… If he can’t provide the funds by some means, he stays in prison! The fact that he was stealing money, does not mean he doesn’t have money or a means to aquire money to pay the compensation.

    • You remember that Guyanese who while being transported to the airport, broke out a window and escaped? He was eventually caught and given time and a work permit to work in Antigua to pay for replacement of the vehicle window. I bet you he is still here though this happened about a decade ago, and probably has citizenship by now.

  3. I had an issue earlier, this year with this bank ATM, on St. Mary’s Street.
    After making a withdrawal, by following the required steps, the ATM spit out a receipt, indicating the withdrawal amount, and the balance to my account. The ODD THING, it did not spit out the CORRECT amount of money.
    I tried again, and asked for balance only, the receipt indicated that I had just made a withdrawal, but where was my physical money, all of it.
    After, filing a complaint with the Bank, they did an investigation and returned the monies to my account.
    I found it ODD, and my first thought was that, someone, on the inside was siphoning monies through, some method.
    It is my belief, that he is NOT or did not work alone. Someone on the inside is more than likely, in on it, too!

    • Of course some of the biggest thieves work at banks….

      Many of them watch to see ACTIVE ACCTS …IF THEY SEE THAT ACCT HADNT HAD ANY RECENT ACTIVITY IN MONTHS …THATS WHEN THEY START WRITTING FRADULENT CHECKS HAVE THEIR FRENS CASH IT .

      THE BANKS ARE VERY AWARE ….

      I KNOW A LADY LOST OVER TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS SHE HAD TO BRING IN A LAWYER TO INVESTIGATE.
      COMMERCIAL & ROYAL BANKS ARE MOST NOTORIOUS FOR THEFT.

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