Skimmer on ATM wipes out credit union accounts

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WOODLAND, Wash. (KOIN) — Some customers at a Woodland credit union had their bank accounts cleared out by a skimmer placed on an ATM within the past 2 weeks.

Woodland Police Chief Jim Kelly told KOIN 6 News they began to get information from victims on Monday and determined the skimmer was placed on the ATM at Fibre Federal Credit Union sometime during the week of July 29. 

Woodland Police Chief Jim Kelly, August 7, 2018 (KOIN)

The victims first called the credit union to check on their accounts and then began to call the police.

The skimmer, which will take all information associated with a bank account, apparently was put on the ATM, then taken off and put back on during this time period, Kelly said. He also said there are multiple victims who are not associated with Fibre Federal.

There are no suspects at this time and police are working with credit union officials to get surveillance video and still photos.

Investigators are still trying to determine exactly how many customers are affected. But Kelly said he does know “some victims had their bank accounts totally wiped out and they have been reimbursed by the bank because they knew it was fraud.”

Fibre Federal is working on counter-measures, he said.

Fibre Federal Credit Union in Woodland, Washington, August 7, 2018 (KOIN)

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