Detectives from the Financial Crimes Section are investigating cases of skimming devices being placed on ATMs at three banks and based on bank surveillance photographs believe that the same suspect is involved in all of these cases.
In January of 2012, the suspect placed a skimming device on an ATM at the Capital One Bank located at 12228 Veirs Mill Road in Silver Spring. At various times from July to November of 2012, the suspect placed a skimming device on an ATM at the M&T bank located at 215 North Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg. In November of 2012, the suspect placed a skimming device on an ATM at the Navy Federal Credit Union located at 11528 Middlebrook Road in Germantown. In all of these cases, the banks discovered that they had been victims after receiving complaints from account holders regarding unauthorized activity on their accounts. Bank personnel then were able to determine times when the suspect placed and removed the skimming device on the ATM.
Detectives are releasing numerous bank surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about these skimming incidents or the suspect involved is asked to contact the Financial Crimes Section at 240-773-6330. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.
*** Please note: Crime Solvers has recently increased their cash reward amount from up to $1,000 to up to $10,000***