- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police say half a dozen people have complained about losing money from their bank accounts after a skimming device was installed on a self-service post office kiosk in Kearns.

Salt Lake City police detective Cody Lougy tells the Deseret News suspicious withdrawals started happening Friday, mostly from ATMs near City Creek Center. As much as $500 was taken from victims in each withdrawal.

Police traced the fraud to the Kearns post office, where a skimming device was installed from Dec. 12 to Dec. 18.

Authorities say the suspect took victims’ card and PIN numbers. That information was used to make fake cards that are being used at ATMs.

Police say surveillance photos show the man they believe installed the skimmer. He’s described as white, slender and in his mid-20s.


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