A man, surnamed Wang, was nabbed for withdrawing RMB4,000 from the ATM, using the card left behind by the previous user, reported Sichuan News Network and Chengdu Wanbao.
The article also contained a commendation for Wang Xiaoqi, who chose to return the card to its rightful owner, when met with a similar situation.
Wang Xiaoqi and his pregnant wife were at the Agricultural Bank ATM at Peihua Lu when they heard a reminder from the next machine. They realised that the previous user had left his card behind. The couple presented the card to the police, who informed the account holder, Wan Li. Upon retrieving his card, Wan wished to thank Wang Xiaoqi and his wife.
On the other hand, when the other man, surnamed Wang, had a similar encounter at the Minsheng Bank ATM at Beiyi Xiang, he could not contain his curiosity and pressed the button for displaying the account balance. He saw that it was RMB4,800.
He decided to withdraw RMB4,000 from this account, instead of informing the police.
The next day, the account holder reported his loss at the Meng Zhui Wan Police Station. The police looked into the closed-circuit television footage. They recognised Wang as one of the residents living in the vicinity and proceeded to arrest him.