ATM Skimming Device Installer Arrested By Authorities In Turlock

Turlock, California: The Turlock Police Department arrested a man accused of installing a skimming device in ATMs. The authorities received tips from an allied agency. The arrest happened on Wednesday.

An affiliated agency notified Turlock Police Department investigators on January 3 about a potential suspect and vehicle that may have been engaged in installing a skimming device at an ATM.

Using License Plate Readers (L.P.R.s), officers found the car in the Westamerica Bank drive-thru on Geer Road in Turlock at around one o’clock in the afternoon. The car was stopped for a traffic infraction.

The officers searched the vehicle and found over 30 gift cards. The gift cards were embedded with stolen information from accounts that belonged to various people.

The accused is identified as a 31-year-old Stockton resident. The identity of the accused man has not been revealed by the authorities.

The department is expected to provide further details about the scammer and the site of the ATM skimming device installation.