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Skimmer scam: Bank accounts compromised in Saratoga, Warren counties

Thousands of dollars stolen

State police are trying to locate the person who stole the credit card information of more than 100 people in Saratoga and Warren counties. 


Troopers said that, between late January and early April, skimming devices were found at two banks in Glens Falls and one in Saratoga Springs. The devices, also called skimmers, are card readers placed on ATMs that capture data from a card’s magnetic strip every time a card is swiped.

Photographs of the suspect, who troopers believe is part of the crime ring responsible, were captured by a bank surveillance camera.

The bank accounts of 119 people were compromised by the skimmers, troopers said. The thieves used the data to make counterfeit cards that were then used to withdraw thousands of dollars from ATMs in the Schenectady, Albany and Poughkeepsie areas, troopers said.

All affected customers were notified and reimbursed by the banks, troopers said. 

Anyone with information about the case should call the State Police Financial Crimes Unit at 786-2192.

Categories: -News-, Schenectady County

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