Thieves rig New Jersey Bank of America ATMs

November 30, 2010 11:52:22 AM PST
Thieves have rigged some ATMs at some Bank of America branches in New Jersey.

Customers are suddenly finding their bank accounts drained.

Bank of America customers used their local ATM with caution Monday night after learning the machines had been tampered with.

Customer Robert Brady says he used his debit card Friday night before taking his family to the Christmas parade in Hasbrouck Heights.

A quick swipe of his card at the Bank of America branch in town was all it took.

The next day, the thieves withdrew $500 from Brady's account at an ATM in Moonachie. On Sunday, they took another $500 in Hackensack and on Monday morning $500 more in New York City.

That's when the bank fraud protection program was triggered and the family was notified that someone was depleting their savings.

The bank would not elaborate on how many other customers were victimized this weekend, only that all would be fully reimbursed.

Police plan to release more details Tuesday morning.

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