ENGLEWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – Englewood Police are looking for a man they say stole more than $100,000 from ATMs, using more than 80 skimmed bank cards.
According to a Facebook post by Englewood PD: the card numbers are believed to have come from skimming devices found on Huntington Bank ATMs in the greater Cincinnati area and northern Kentucky area, this past September.
Area residents I spoke to said they’re not exactly surprised by the news.
“That’s not shocking for me,” David Amyx said. “I’ve been around and I’ve been to groups and all kinds of things. People are aware of that card scam stuff, years ago.”
Rebecca Tsaloff added: “It’s saddening but I used to work in the banking industry and it was a practice that we were aware of – and this is almost ten years ago.”
But there are some things you can do to avoid becoming the victim of a card skimmer.
- Always double check the card reader device and look for anything out of the ordinary.
- Cover your fingers when entering your PIN, as some skimmers use cameras to steal the codes.
- And, check your bank account. Consider setting up automatic security alerts with you bank that will let you know when a withdrawal is made.
“I always check when I’m at the ATM just to see if anything looks different, if it looks out of place,” Tsaloff said. ” And I only go to specific ATMs, also, and if anything looks strange then I would decline to use that particular one.”
Police describe the suspect as a white male with graying facial hair, driving a 2017-2018 Ford Explorer with a Florida license plate starting with EVT or EUT.
A cash reward is being offered by Huntington Bank for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
Anyone with information about this suspect, the suspect’s vehicle or this case is asked to call Englewood Police at (937) 836-2678.