QA Authorities Need Help Finding ATM Scam Artists

The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office said they have photographs of two suspects wanted in connection with identify theft where a card skimmer was used to take personal information from 98 customers using ATM machines, resulting in the theft of almost $14,000. Police said between September 29 and October 4, a skimming device was placed on the walk-up ATM at Bank of America’s Tidewater Banking Center at 1114 Shopping Center Road. There were 98 debit cards that were affected and 16 of these accounts sustained fraud losses totaling $13,912.43. The counterfeit card fraud usage took place on October 6 and 7 at non-Bank of America ATMs throughout Maryland. Bank investigators advised police that the two suspects in the Kent Island incident are part of a skimming crew that has been very active in Maryland and recently skimmed ATMs in Bel Air and Lusby. Detective Amelia Lopez received photos of two men suspected in the case. The incident remains under investigation by bank investigators and the sheriff’s office.

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