Police extradite alleged card skimmer

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Police extradite alleged card skimmer

Malaysian man in custody.

Victorian Police have extradited a 31-year-old Malaysian man from Brisbane who is believed to be linked to a card skimming syndicate.

The breakthrough came a week after police released photos of three men wanted over the alleged card skimming scam.

Melbourne detectives extradited the man overnight. He was in police custody and was "expected to be charged with obtaining property by deception".

Police were "still seeking the whereabouts of the two other men believed to be involved", according to the statement.

It was believed the fraudsters were armed "with a large number of fake cards that contain PIN and debit card details skimmed in New South Wales".

They were also believed responsible for the theft of two EFTPOS card readers from retail stores at Westfield Airport West and an undisclosed fast food outlet.

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