- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Police have accused two juveniles of being part of a criminal enterprise to steal credit card information using card skimmers.

Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin says a Vienna officer pulled over a 17-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl for speeding on Wednesday afternoon.

The News and Sentinel (https://bit.ly/2mj9d9q ) reports that officers searched the vehicle and found between 40 and 50 manufactured credit cards, cash, smartphone cameras and skimmers.

Martin says criminals install skimmers inside ATMs or card-readers on gas pumps, where they record information. A small camera can also be used to record PINs.

Martin says the children had been living in Florida. He says the 17-year-old had been deported twice from Arizona and has deportation proceedings pending out of Boston. It is unclear what country the teenagers are from.


Information from: News and Sentinel (Parkersburg, W.Va.), https://www.newsandsentinel.com

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