Thousands stolen by card fraudsters

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Police are hunting two fraudsters who stole £2,400 from a man’s bank account after finding his cash card at Kettering railway station.

British Transport Police detectives have released CCTV images of two people they want to speak to in connection with the incident, which took place in December.

The victim, who is from Geddington, left a train service at the station on Tuesday, December 13, and paid for a parking ticket with his card.

Two days later he realised he had lost the card, but when he contacted his bank to cancel it, he discovered £2,400 had been taken from his account.

The suspects had taken his card into a bank in Kettering and used it to withdraw the money over the counter.

Detective Constable Tony Bennett said: “By the time the victim realised his bank card had been taken, thousands of pounds had been stolen from his bank account.

“Officers have followed a number of leads, viewed CCTV in the surrounding area and circulated images on police intelligence systems without success.

“Inquiries have been made at banks in the Kettering area and images of the man and woman have now been released.

“If anyone recognises the pair, or saw any suspicious activity either at Kettering station on Thursday, December 15, or at banks in the town centre, I’d urge them to contact detectives and help police track down those responsible.”

Information can be given to British Transport Police on 0800 405040, quoting reference B4/NEA of 08/03/2012.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.