Skimmers

DE: Guilty plea entered in debit data theft

Sean O’Sullivan reports: One of two co-defendants in a complicated debit-card skimming operation that took in more than $500,000 from at least 70 victims pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Wilmington. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Ilana H. Eisenstein, Grigoryan and Harutyunyan placed a skimmer device inside a keypad at Rite...

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...