At 1015 Hours on Friday the QA County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Bank of America located on Kent Island for the discovery of a Card Skimming devices attached to an ATM. At this time Detectives are beginning their investigation and are reporting numerous victims with some unauthorized transactions being reported.
Additional Information will be posted as the investigation procedes. Citizens are warned to be cautious at any ATM machines located in QA County.
UPDATE: ATM Skimming Device
Update: The actual device has not been located and may be used by the suspects at another location. The Bank of America discovered the use which occurred on September 26th and on October 4th at their Kent Island Branch. The bank’s Fraud Department is contacting 88 possible victims and issuing new cards and accounts to them. Detective Amelia Lopez has been assigned the case and is working with the bank’s investigators.
Sheriff R. Gery Hofmann is advising all citizens to closely watch their bank accounts for any questionable transactions and to contact their bank immediately in the event a discrepancy is found.
Skimming has become one of the financial industry’s fastest growing crimes with over $1 billion in losses world wide.