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1 arrested in skimming scam

Sep 5th, 2012 - Local News

A local ATM skimming case recently occurred at the speedway on Alpine Avenue in Alpine Township. A clerk called Kent County deputies to the gas station on August 28th. The clerk said a man was attempting to make several transactions with multiple cards using the in-store ATM. The cards contained bank accounts from several other people. 22-year-old Dontae Collins of Chicago, was arrested for possessing and using a "fraudulent transaction device." Now police are looking for a man that they believe is an accomplice.

Police say they were using a skimmer, which fits on top of the ATM's card reader. When a customer slides their card through, they become a victim. The two men hit ATM's at 5/3 banks in Wyoming and Grandville, stealing more than a hundred thousand dollars. Detectives are now working with the banks to gather information on each affected account holder to get key answers.

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