TALLINN - Spanish police have arrested three Estonian pensioners suspected of using cloned credit cards to defraud 14 foreign banks, Estonian media reported Friday.
The media said referring to the Typically Spanish Web site that the three pensioners, aged between 69 and 71 years, were all Estonian nationals suspected of defrauding 12 banks in the United States, one in Sweden and another in Finland using cloned credit cards.
The pensioners were arrested during a raid at a house in Orihuela Costa, a resort city in Spain's eastern province of Alicante. In the search police discovered forged passports and other documents, firearms and ammunition, bank machine parts, cloned credit cards and imitation weapons.
During the raid the police also found a car stolen from Madrid, which had license plates belonging to another stolen car.
They are accused 14 foreign banks with the cloned cards
Three pensioners from Estonia have been arrested in Orihuela Costa, accused of defrauding 14 foreign banks by using cloned credit cards. Twelve of the banks are in the United States, and the other two are in Sweden and Finland.
Officers found a number of forged passports and other documentation in searches of their homes, together with a firearm and ammunition, fake weapons, cloned cards and components of bank cash machines.
EFE said a high range car seized as part of the operation turned out to be stolen from Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, and was fitted with plates from another car stolen in San Javier Murcia.