30 Apr 2012

Accused skimmers remanded in custody

10:44 pm on 30 April 2012

Four men who were charged in relation to an eftpos skimming scam have been remanded in custody while police seek more information.

Sina Chea, Mario Rivera, William Rivera-Rivas, and Kevin Roldan, who are from El Salvador, Canada and Cambodia are charged with being part of an organised criminal group.

They also face several charges of using a document for a pecuniary advantage.

Police say they dishonestly obtained 10 eftpos key pads valued at $621 each for the purpose of stealing money.

In the Auckland District Court on Monday, police filed an application for more time to obtain more information in relation to the charges.

The four men did not apply for bail and will appear in court again on 13 August.

At the time of the arrests earlier in April, New Zealand banks received hundreds of complaints from customers saying money was taken from their accounts.