Credit Card Skimmer Found on Publix ATM: Boynton Beach Police

Police say they're investigating 2 suspicious incidents at Publix ATMs that may involve the same suspect

By Gilma Avalos
|  Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012  |  Updated 9:52 PM EDT
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Boynton Beach Police said Tuesday they are investigating two suspicious incidents at Publix ATMs, including one involving a credit card skimmer. Meantime, in Coral Springs, Craig London said someone took out $600 from his account using a Publix ATM there. Coral Springs Police Lt. Joe McHugh discussed that case.

Boynton Beach Police said Tuesday they are investigating two suspicious incidents at Publix ATMs, including one involving a credit card skimmer. Meantime, in Coral Springs, Craig London said someone took out $600 from his account using a Publix ATM there. Coral Springs Police Lt. Joe McHugh discussed that case.

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Boynton Beach Police said they are investigating two suspicious incidents at Publix ATMs, including one in which a credit card skimmer was found on the machine.

A man who may be the same person was seen twice in suspicious circumstances at the ATMs. On Aug. 16, he was seen taking a 1-minute recording of the ATM camera and a nearby store security camera outside the Publix at 133 N. Congress Ave., police said.

He was wearing a black button-down shirt, jeans and eyeglasses at the time, police said.

Then, at 8:05 a.m. on Sept. 1, the manager of the supermarket at 501 SE 18th Ave. found a credit card skimmer on the ATM outside his Publix. The suspect was seen in a surveillance photo taken the same day wearing a light-colored, long sleeve button-down shirt, dark shorts and eyeglasses at the ATM, according to police.

Woman Who Returned ATM Cash Honored By Police

Police ask anyone who recognizes the person to call Det. Scott Caudell at 561-742-6143 or
Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted at
www.bbpd.org or www.facebook.com/boyntonbeachpolice.

In Coral Springs, another duo seen on surveillance video near an ATM claimed a victim in similar circumstances, police said.

“I wake up this morning, go onto my online account, and I’m saying, ‘Wait a second, I didn’t take out all that money,’” said Craig London, who took out cash at a Publix on Coral Ridge Drive.

He said he realized someone had taken out $600 from his account a day later.

“I’m upset about the dollar amount, but I mean, it’s the violation of it,” he said.

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