Thursday, October 1, 2015

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying suspect(s) involved in a debit card skimming scam

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying suspect(s) involved in a debit card skimming scam. Over the last several weeks, numerous victims reported their debit card had been compromised by unknown means.  Unknown suspect(s) were able to withdrawal an undisclosed amount of currency from the victims’ bank accounts utilizing automated teller machines (ATM) in Frederick County, Baltimore County, Harford County and Virginia. Subsequently, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) assumed the investigation. 
Through the course of the investigation, detectives discovered a skimming device had been placed on an automated teller machine (ATM) in Lexington Park, Maryland.  A skimming device is an electronic device that attaches to an ATM and captures data associated with the debit card and personal identification numbers (PIN) of customers. 
On September 12, 2015, security footage shows two disguised females approaching the ATM in question. The following day September 13, 2015, a male approached the same ATM and removed the skimming device from the machine then fled on foot.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at 301-475-4200, ext. 1996 or by email at Melissa.Hulse@stmarysmd.com.

Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). Or call the #SMCSO Duty Officer at 301.475.8008
 St. Mary's County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an arrest or indictment.
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