Detectives say 10 people used ATM while illicit card skimmer attached

Woman pulls skimmer from Monona Bank ATM

MADISON, Wis. - A woman pulled a credit card skimmer from an ATM Sunday outside Monona Bank, according to police. 

The 44-year-old Madison woman attempted to use the cash-dispensing machine outside the Monona Bank branch on Atwood Avenue. When she pulled on the card reader prior to making the transaction, she loosened what appeared to be a credit card skimmer, police said.

She turned the device in to the North Police District. 

Police said Tuesday that investigators don't believe the skimmer was in place for long, as the bank regularly checks the machine. Police believe 10 people used the ATM while the skimmer was attached, and detectives are working to find the affected customers. 

Anyone with information regarding the skimmer incident is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Similar skimming devices have been found recently on pay-at-the-pump gas stations in Dane County in DeForest and Madison and Richland County in Richland Center.

In September 2016, Madison police shared images of how the devices are implanted in machines: PHOTOS: Card skimmers found on pay-at-the-pump card readers

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