5 Arrested in $1 Million ATM Skimming Case

About 350 New Yorkers lost $1,000 each over two days at a single ATM.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011  |  Updated 1:57 PM EDT
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About 350 New Yorkers lost $1,000 each over two days at a single ATM that had been rigged by thieves, police say.
     
Westchester County police Commissioner George Longworth says the losses at a Bronxville ATM were part of a $1 million skimming operation detected in several New York City suburbs.      

He says five people have been arrested by a task force that includes the U.S. Secret Service. They were charged with possession of forgery devices.

The commissioner says more arrests may follow.      

Thieves modify an ATM by installing their card reader over the ATM's card slot. They also install a pinhole camera to record a customer's password.      

County Executive Rob Astorino said at Tuesday's news conference that consumers should shield the ATM keypad when entering a password.

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