Albany Area Credit Union Hit With ATM "Skimming" Fraud
The Albany Police Department is asking for help in identifying a suspect involved in an elaborate ATM "Skimming" Fraud.
The fraud began during the early morning hours of Friday, May 29th, 2015, at the Central Willamette Credit Union located at 645 Waverly Drive SE in Albany. Surveillance video shows a male suspect approached the ATM machine and inserted a "skimming device" capable of capturing ATM card and Pin number information. The device was in place throughout the day and was removed by the same suspect during the evening. Surveillance video of the suspect is attached.
On Monday, June 8, 2015, the Albany Police Department took reports from 40 Central Willamette Credit Union members who reported their accounts had unauthorized ATM withdrawals made during the previous several days. The unauthorized ATM withdrawals totaled approximately $20,000. These transactions were made primarily in the Portland area; however, transactions were also noted in Medford and into California.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Albany Police Department at 541-917-7680.