ksal.com

Salina, KS

Now: 42 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 42 °F | Lo: 37 °F

Monday

Hi: 40 °F 

Lo: 23 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 49 °F 

Lo: 20 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 33 °F 

Lo: 20 °F

Thursday

Hi: 34 °F 

Lo: 19 °F

Friday

Hi: 31 °F 

Lo: 24 °F

Careers at SRHC
Christmas Music Channel

UPDATE: Theft Devices On Salina ATMS

KSAL Staff - July 10, 2015 3:30 pm

Salina Police are warning the public that devices used to steal personal information have been discovered on two drive up bank cash machines.

According to Captain Mike Sweeney, devices known as “skimmers” were found at drive up ATMs at two Sunflower Bank locations; 2450 S. 9th and 2070 S. Ohio. Both had the skimmer devices affixed to the ATM’s card slot.

Police say the bank customer’s card slides through the skimmer first – then into the machine. A chip inside the skimmer device records information about the account without the knowledge of the customer.

Sweeney says that there was also a second device attached to the ATM, which contained a hidden camera in it. Police believe that he camera was used to record PIN numbers.

Sunflower Bank contacted Salina Police Thursday after suspecting their ATMs had been tampered with. Police were able to seize one of the skimmers Thursday, the other was removed before officers arrived.

Investigators believe that the case is connected to one in Wichita, where similar theft devices were found on a Sunflower Bank ATM there.

Customers are urged to monitor their accounts, particularly those who may have used the ATM while the scanner device was attached. At a minimum, customers can change their PIN number. They can also get a new debit card by going to the the Sunflower Bank locations on South Ohio and South 9th Street. The bank had extra staff on hand Friday afternoon, and will again Saturday morning, to assist customers.

 

 

ORIGINAL:

Salina Police are warning the public that devices used to steal personal information have been discovered on two drive up bank cash machines.

According to Captain Mike Sweeney, devices known as “skimmers” were found at drive up ATMs at two Sunflower Bank locations; 2450 S. 9th and 2070 S. Ohio. Both had the skimmer devices affixed to the ATM’s card slot.

Police say the bank customer’s card slides through the skimmer first – then into the machine. A chip inside the skimmer device records information about the account without the knowledge of the customer.

Sunflower Bank contacted Salina Police yesterday after suspecting their ATMs had been tampered with. Police were able to seize one of the skimmers Thursday, the other was removed before officers arrived.

The case remains under investigation.

Aaron Blair

July 10, 2015 at 11:10 am

Do they know if the skimmers found were capable of transmitting the data wirelessly to the criminals?

Todd Pittenger

July 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Police did not indicate that there was wireless capability.

David Hamilton

July 10, 2015 at 10:55 pm

Could not have happened to a better bank.

Angela Mitchell

July 11, 2015 at 1:35 am

Believe me it makes a person feel violated when their account is stolen from them. I should know it happened to me a couple of weeks ago. We aren’t sure how. But some how someone managed to get my card number and PIN number. My card never left my hand and I never used an atm. And I bank at sunflower. People just make me sick. It has really screwed things up for me right now.

Comments are closed.

City of Salina