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Man wanted in attempted identity theft involving ATM in Santee

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SAN DIEGO (Crime Stoppers/CBS 8) - San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Santee Sheriff's Station are asking for the public's help to identify and locate a man wanted for trying to steal people’s credit card information at an ATM.

On November 27th, around 12:30 p.m., an ATM technician discovered a skimmer attached to an ATM at the Mission Federal Credit Union located at 245 Town Center Parkway in Santee. A skimmer is a device that reads and stores credit card numbers and PIN codes on a memory card. Criminals then use that information to make fraudulent purchases.

It is believed the skimmer was placed on the ATM 30 minutes before it was discovered. The memory card inside the skimmer was recovered. No ATM or credit card information was stolen.

Surveillance photos of the suspect were captured.

Anyone with information on this case should call the Santee Sheriff’s Station at (619) 956-4000. You can also call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

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