ATM Skimmers steal customer data

May 2, 2009 9:06:27 PM PDT
An ATM security breach is under investigation. The breach at SI Bank & Trust's Oakwood branch went undetected for more than a month.

Authorities said bank officials were not aware of the crime until the stealth thieves began cashing in on the stolen data.

A "skimming" device attached to one of the bank's ATMs at 3150 Amboy Road on Staten Island captured information as customers swiped their cards through the machine, said Michael Armstrong, a spokesman for Sovereign Bank, the parent company of SI Bank & Trust.

Fifty customers lost a combined 53-thousand dollars, officials said.


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