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UPDATE: Theft Devices On Salina ATMS

KSAL StaffJuly 10, 2015

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.

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