Sheriff's searching for 4S Ranch ATM skimming suspect

Sheriff's searching for 4S Ranch ATM skimming suspect
Posted at 3:48 PM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 18:48:58-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Local authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for suspicious activity at ATMs.

San Diego Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a man they say installed an AIM skimmer at a 4S Ranch credit union. 

Skimmer devices are used to duplicate a card's information, so that it may be used later for transactions without the need for the actual card.

The device was discovered on March 25, when a customer's card almost got stuck using an ATM outside Point Loma Credit Union in the 10000 block of Craftsman Way, according to SDSO.

The customer alerted the bank's manager, who found a cover plate or skimmer taped over the card slot and money dispenser of the machine. 

Deputies are warning any customers who may have used the machine to check their bank statements for any fraudulent charges. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 858-565-5200.