Skimmers

Ca: Cops warn of bank skimmer

Shawn Jeffords reports: Sarnia Police are warning customers of the ScotiaBank branch on Christina Street to watch their bank statements after skimming equipment was discovered on one of the branch’s ATMs Saturday morning. Police are searching for two men who may have information about the bank card skimming equipment. It’s not clear how long...

NJ: Pohatcong police make credit card fraud arrests

Township police on Jan. 29 arrested two Brooklyn residents, Floyd Benoit and Shanel M. Kerr, on charges of committing credit card fraud at the Wal-Mart on Route 22. Kerr was arrested and charged with the following crimes: fraudulent use of a credit card, theft by deception, forgery and uttering a forged instrument after police...

CA: Leader of Santa Cruz ID theft crime ring sentenced to prison

Jennifer Squires reports: An Aptos man who ran a sophisticated crime ring that stole credit card numbers, fenced electronics purchased illegally and sold heroin, cocaine and steroids pleaded guilty to dozens of charges Friday. Paul Munster, 33, was sentenced to eight years in state prison and ordered to pay more than $80,000 in restitution...

ZA: Three waiters to go on trial

Three Kauai Juice waiters are to go on trial next month in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court on fraud and conspiracy charges. The charges relate to the use of credit card readers and encoding devices, for the manufacture of fake credit cards. Prosecutor Mary Naidoo alleges the trio conspired to make false...

WA: Tobacco shop owner sentenced in debit card scam

A former Redmond tobacco shop owner was sentenced to 33 months in prison Friday for skimming information from hundreds of customers’ credit and debit cards, then siphoning money, federal officials said. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez also sentenced Redmond resident Hrant “Mike” Aslanyan, 38, to five years of supervised release. He ordered him to...