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Skimming dirtbags hover over ATM’s with secret camera to record passwords; cops need help to identify them

Evidence indicates the suspect is inserting into ATM machines a discreet device that records the magnetic strip information on the card. An overhead camera, also installed by the suspect at the ATM, is believed to be recording each customer’s password. Once the information is stolen, it can be used to make unauthorized transactions. Police believe the amount of money stolen at this time is more than $100,000. The suspect is believed to be operating in multiple counties in Maryland and possibly in one or more surrounding states. Skimming and data security are said to be industry-wide challenges and other banks in the region have reportedly been impacted by similar events in recent months