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Woman Caught on Camera Putting Card Skimmer on Drive-Thru ATM: Police

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    Woman Caught on Camera Putting Card Skimmer on ATM: Police

    Hurst police are asking for help identifying a woman they say put a card skimmer and a pinhole camera on a bank's drive-thru ATM last week. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019)

    Hurst police are asking for help identifying a woman they say put a card skimmer and a pinhole camera on a bank's drive-thru ATM last week.

    Police were tipped to the device on Friday by an employee of the Independent Bank of Precinct Line Road who found what appeared to be a "skimmer" on the machine.

    An ATM technician called to inspect the machine found a "skimming" device inside the ATM's card reader slot and a pinhole camera made to look like it was part of the machine.

    Hurst police said they had never seen a skimming device added to the inside of an ATM machine in the area.

    "I was pretty surprised about it. It was fairly ingenious," said Hurst police Sgt. Lonnie Brazzel, a supervisor with the Criminal Investigation Division.

    Video Shows Woman Installing Skimmer DeviceVideo Shows Woman Installing Skimmer Device

    Hurst police are asking for help identifying a woman they say put a card skimmer and a pinhole camera on a bank's drive-thru ATM last week.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019)

    Skimming devices are electronic devices generally hidden inside or on ATM machines or gas pumps designed to capture credit and debit card numbers and PINs. The information obtained by skimming a card can be used to steal identities or create fake credit cards.

    "The bank immediately notified customers that could have been potentially at risk, and so far we haven't had any issues that their information was compromised or used," Brazzel said.

    Video recovered from the ATM and the pinhole camera showed a woman police believe installed the device. Police described her as white, in her late 20s to early 30s with a thin build and either short, dark hair or a wig. She was driving a blue, 2003-2006 Ford Expedition with silver trim on the lower portion of the SUV.

    Anyone with information about the woman's identity is asked to contact the Hurst Police Department at 817-788-7000.

    NBC 5's Lexie Houghtaling contributed to this report.

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