March 26, 2015 - Johnston : Bank RI
The Johnston Police Department is attempting to identify two male suspects who placed a skimming device and a remote camera on a Bank RI ATM machine located at 1450 Hartford Ave in Johnston, RI.
On Thursday, 03/26/2015, at 5:12 AM, the suspects installed an ATM skimming device and remote camera on the drive up ATM. The device was located by bank personnel who reported the incident.
A skimming device is used to steal and store credit/debit card information from the credit card mag strip, and later can be copied onto counterfeit credit cards or used to make fraudulent transactions from unknowing victims. The remote camera is used to record the PIN code when entered by the victim.
In January & February, similar incidents have taken place Smithfield and an East Providence.
(RI Most Wanted Case# 150008 and 150032).
In March, another incident took place at the Greenwood Credit Union in Warwick. The suspect was later found to have made fraudulent withdrawals at numerous other area bank ATM's.
(RI Most Wanted Case# 150031).
Customers should always be aware of their surroundings along with notifying police of anything suspicious attached to ATM's.
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