Sheriff’s Department seeks ATM “skimmer”

Skimmer filmed on video surveillance.

Spring, February 21 – According to video surveillance, on January 15, 2017, at 6:35 am, an unknown Hispanic male suspect placed a “skimming” device on the outside ATM of Prosperity Bank located at 25661 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77380. At approximately, 6:15 pm, another unknown Hispanic male removed the “skimming” device from the ATM. The suspects were seen driving a white mini-van. Fraudulent transactions began appearing on customer’s statements in the area of Pasadena, TX.

“Skimming” device- is a device that uses an electronic method of capturing a victim’s personal information used by identify thieves. The skimmer is a small device that scans a credit card and stores the information contained in the magnetic strip.   “Skimming” can take place during legitimate transaction at a business such as a gas station, restaurant or ATM.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identification of suspects who placed a “skimming” device on an ATM machine to compromise citizens’ credit card information.  Anyone with additional information regarding this crime, is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867).

 

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