Saline police seek ID on ATM skimmer
Saline police released a surveillance photo of a man suspected of using “skimmed” ATM cards at an Ann Arbor bank to withdraw cash from customers' accounts last month.
A 42-year-old Saline woman had $506 stolen from her account within days of using the ATM at the KeyBank branch on West Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor in late May.
The surveillance photo released by police was taken on May 31 when the man withdrew $203 at another bank branch in Oshtemo Township near Kalamazoo.
The "skimming" device, which copies card numbers off magnetic strips and is typically concealed, was implanted into the ATM card reader on two occasions late last month, police reports said.
Bank security officials told police at least 90 customers reported irregularities with their accounts within a week of using that ATM.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Don Lupi at 734-429-7911 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a similar incident at the drive-up ATM of the Bank of America branch at 2250 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti Township, officials said. Bank employees removed a skimming device from the machine on May 30 before any losses were reported.
Anyone with information about that incident is asked to call the sheriff’s department tip line at 734-973-7711.