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SoBo police seek help with bank ‘skimmer’

South Boston News / July 03, 2019
The South Boston Police Department is currently investigating a case where a device referred to as a “skimmer” was used on an ATM at the URW Community Federal Credit Union on Halifax Road in South Boston during the dates of June 21-24. Customers who used the ATM during that time frame are now noticing fraudulent transaction on their bank statements that occurred in other parts of Virginia. The South Boston Police Department is working with other agencies to assist with the identification of the suspect. A picture of a person of interest was developed from video from the ATM in South Boston. The South Boston Police are asking for assistance with the identification of this person. This type of incident is also reported to have occurred in other jurisdictions around the same time frame. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the South Boston Police Department at 434-575-4273.

The URW Community Federal Credit Union released the following press release along with posting information on their Facebook page.

URW is currently offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest of this individual. On June 21 this person placed an ATM skimmer (a device that records your card information) on the ATM at our South Boston Branch. He removed it June 24. This only affected cards used during this time frame at this ATM. All members that used their cards during this time have been contacted and their cards reissued. If you have any information about this individual please contact us at 434.793.1278 or the South Boston Police Department. URW is not the only financial institution in the area that has been a victim.

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Well, show his picture then.


Why in the world would a bank have such a crappy camera? My phone cam is better and computer one is great. Looks like this bank does not care. Even Walmart does a better job.

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