ATM inspector Rahadian Pratama was arrested by police after the embezzlement of cash from an ATM at Bali International Airport.
“The suspect’s job was to supervise and fill the BRI ATMs. The suspect embezzled funds that they should have controlled,” Denpasar Police Chief Commissioner Jansen Avitus Panjaitan said.
According to Jansen, the suspect deliberately created a problem with the ATM for the sensor to signal a problem.
“Because of this problem, the office ordered him to check and repair the ATM. And it was then that the attacker asked for the code from the safe,” Jansen explained.
When the ATM was opened, Pratama took the cash cassette from the bottom of the ATM.
“To prevent the problem with the ATM in the head office from being read, the criminal blocked the money sensor on the ATM cassette using a bottle of mineral water or a can of chips, so judging by the readings of the sensor, the readable cassettes contained a lot of money,” explained Jansen.
The investigation began when on April 28, 2021, the police received a statement in connection with the loss of money from the bank.
As a result of the investigation, it was discovered that Pratama was carrying out his machinations from July to December 2020 and caused losses to BRI Bank in the amount of up to IDR 553.550.000.
As a result of the crime, the police managed to obtain evidence in the form of eight cassettes for BRI ATMs, a pair of pliers, a screwdriver, a bottle of mineral water, and cans of chips.
Radita faces charges under Article 374 of the Criminal Code for embezzlement in the line of duty. The suspect faces up to four years in prison.
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