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Crime alert network credited with cracking down on ATM skimming

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(WEAU) - Investigators have identified several suspects wanted for using ATM skimming devices to steal people's information.

The attorney general's office says the suspects recorded bank data and also used hidden cameras to record the customers' pin numbers. The devices were used at several ATM's around the country including ones in Sauk City, WI and Franklin, WI, just outside of Milwaukee.

The attorney general’s office says through the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network, they were able to identify four suspects with the help of departments from around the country. Two of the suspects have been indicted and are in federal custody; another is in custody; and a fourth suspect has an arrest warrant.

The office says they’re looking for another suspect in connection to the skimming who was caught on surveillance camera in Milwaukee.

In 2010, police found a similar device at a bank in Eau Claire. Investigators in Wisconsin worked with law enforcement in other states to identify the suspects.


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