Thursday, November 5, 2009

ATM Fraud Investigated

Cookeville police are hoping to use surveillance cameras to help them solve a case of ATM fraud. The victim told authorities that she first noticed an unauthorized withdrawal from her account late last month and began investigating. She found additional ATM debits had taken place starting back in September. The woman told police that she had no idea how the money could have been withdrawn because she still has her debit card. Authorities say she could be the victim of what is known as debit card "skimming" where devices are illegally attached to ATMs and are able to read the cards information. Four incidents took place on the campus of Tennessee Tech, but two others occurred at convenience markets which may have video of a suspect.