Two men arrested attempted to use fraudulent cards at ATM

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Police in Texarkana say two Seattle men are accused of using homemade credit cards to withdraw money from local ATM’s on Monday.

Police arrested Tomas Abebe and Urael Tedros. Police say the recovered approximately $6,000 in cash and a large number of the credit cards.

Police say when they were arrested, there was evidence that Abebe and Tedros had made several withdrawals from other area ATMs that same night.  It is believed that the bank account information had previously been obtained using skimmers in the Texarkana area and across the country.  Both were arrested and transported to the Bi-State Jail.

Abebe and Tedros were charged with Forgery and Possession of Marijuana.  Bond was set at $55,000 for each man.  Tedros was released Tuesday afternoon after posting bond, but Abebe remains in custody at this time.

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