Third Skimmer Victim Contacts Police
KSAL Staff - July 17, 2015 10:46 am
Another Sunflower Bank customer discovers her checking account information was stolen by skimmer thieves.
Captain Chris Trocheck tells KSAL News that a third victim from Salina contacted police this week after reviewing her bank statement.
Police say Marjorie Koch’s stolen bank card information was used to withdraw cash at ATMs in Oklahoma and Mississippi for a total of 604.75.
The case links back to July 9th when Salina Police first learned about two suspected skimmer devices being used at drive up ATMs at two Sunflower Bank locations in Salina; 2450 S. 9th and 2070 S. Ohio.
A skimmer is a device used to steal personal information. A thief attaches it to an ATM. 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.