Second man quizzed in Shell garage probe

CELIA WIGG A second man has been arrested in connection with the investigation into card cloning at the Shell garage in Diss.

CELIA WIGG

A second man has been arrested in connection with the investigation into card cloning at the Shell garage in Diss.

A 42-year-old south Norfolk man was arrested last Thursday. He was questioned by detectives from Norwich CID and has now been released on police bail.

A 30-year-old man, also from south Norfolk, who was arrested on July 19, also remains on police bail.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.

Scores of people fell victim to the scam following card transactions at the petrol station in Victoria Road.

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Alarm bells began sounding when money was subsequently taken from their accounts in countries including Canada, Malaysia and Thailand.

Investigations were launched after complaints started pouring in to the police, banks and building societies, and the Transaction Network Services (TNS) - the global communications company that enables payments, money or voices to move around the world.

The Norwich and Peterborough Building Society stopped 155 of its customers' cards after being notified of suspicious transactions, with £21,000 taken from the accounts of 29 people who had their cards copied.

The victims also included customers of Barclays and Natwest.

A police spokesman said yesterday: "Inquiries are continuing into this case in liaison with Shell UK, the banking industry and other agencies. Detectives are also liaising with other forces in England and Wales.

"The investigation is currently focusing its inquiries on the period of time between late May and early June when these offences are believed to have occurred."

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