ATM Fraudster Captured In Barbados After Fleeing Antigua

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Wednesday 11th April, 2018 –The Bulgarian national who skipped bail in Antigua and was arrested in Barbados on Tuesday will be returned to Antigua by Thursday according to a police source.

Barbadian police say Martin Mititrov Dachenski was arrested onboard the cruise ship MSC Fantasia about 8 a.m. Tuesday in Bridgetown.

The 39 year-old Bulgarian was charged in Antigua last year with electronic fraud and larceny. After spending time in jail, he was granted bail and skipped the country in the process.

The Royal Barbados Police Force says after fleeing Antigua, Dachenski went to Guadeloupe. He later journeyed to St Lucia and then to Barbados aboard the Fantasia.

He is accused of hacking into two separate ATM’s located on High Street and Thames Street, and stole close to $5,000 from one machine, and over $18,000 from another according to police. He is further accused of hacking into an ATM located at a business place on All Saints Road, where he stole almost $5,000 from that ATM. The crimes were committed between December 13th and 15th, 2017.

The ATM fraudster later fled the jurisdiction to neighbouring Montserrat. However, he was apprehended there and returned to Antigua.

The Bulgarian’s committal proceeding was set for last month. The period during which he fled Antigua remains unclear.