Two ATM Skimmers Discovered in Coral Springs: Cops

The news come after the devices were recently found in cities including Sea Ranch Lakes and Sunny Isles

Sunday, Sep 9, 2012  |  Updated 9:31 AM EDT
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Authorities are investigating after skimming devices were discovered at two Coral Springs Publix ATMs.The news come after the devices were recently found in areas including Sea Ranch Lakes and Sunny Isles. Lt. Joe McHugh believe several people are working together to pull off the scam.

Authorities are investigating after skimming devices were discovered at two Coral Springs Publix ATMs.The news come after the devices were recently found in areas including Sea Ranch Lakes and Sunny Isles. Lt. Joe McHugh believe several people are working together to pull off the scam.

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Police Search For Person of Interest in Attempted ATM Identity Theft

Sea Ranch Lakes Police released surveillance footage of a person of interest they believe could be responsible for installing skimming devices at a Publix ATM. Although authorities believe they found the illegal device in time, they alerted several people who may have used the machine and urged them to contact their bank.
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Authorities are investigating after skimming devices were discovered at two Coral Springs Publix ATMs.

The news come after the devices were recently found in areas including Sea Ranch Lakes and Sunny Isles. Authorities believe several people are working together to pull off the scam.

"All of a sudden, these all started to pop up at Publix," said Lt. Joe McHugh. "In addition, the devices are extremely similar if not identical."

Coral Springs Police said the two new skimmers were located by customers and management at the Publix at 5950 Coral Ridge Drive and 8160 Wiles Road. Both skimmers, which were removed and turned over to police, were equipped with cameras that watch customers as they type their pin numbers.

"Number one, they have your credit card information, number two, they create a new card to go to the ATM and withdraw cash," McHugh said.

Craig London was one of the victims. He said he only withdrew $20 for his son's field trip but realized $600 was later removed.

"I'm upset about the dollar amount," he said. "But it's also a violation."

In hopes of identifying the suspects, police released surveillance footage of the Coral Springs suspects.

"It's extremely sad that individuals like this actually have the knowledge to create such a device and the knowledge to steal money from people, but they can't use that knowledge to go out and get a regular job," McHugh told NBC 6 South Florida.

Anyone with information is asked to call Coral Springs Police at 954-346-1295.

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