Debit card skimming investigation in Columbus, Indiana

(MIKE) A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY TONIGHT ACCUSED OF USING A SKIMMING DEVICE TO GET DEBIT CARD INFORMATION FROM PEOPLE IN COLUMBUS AND BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY POLICE BELIEVE HE'S STOLEN THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS 24 HOUR NEWS 8'S MEGAN SANCTORUM JOINS US TONIGHT — MEGAN DO WE KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE HAD THEIR INFORMATION STOLEN? (MEGAN) AT LEAST 10 VICTIMS HAVE ALREADY COME FORWARD AND POLICE SAY THEY BELIEVE THERE COULD BE DOZENS OF OTHERS OUT THERE THIS IS ONE OF THE MEN THEY THINK IS RESPONSIBLE

HE'S 23-YEAR-OLD CLAUDIU C MIHAI POLICE TELL US SOMEONE CALLED OFFICERS AFTER SEEING THE MAN SPEND AN UNUSUALLY LONG AMOUNT OF TIME AT THIS ATM WEDNESDAY MORNING HE RAN FROM RESPONDING OFFICERS, BUT THEY CAUGHT UP WITH HIM THEY SAY HE WAS IN POSSESSION OF 11-HUNDRED DOLLARS CASH — AND AT LEAST 16 GIFT CARDS THAT HAD BEEN CONVERTED TO DEBIT CARDS

((01:12:18:00 MY FATHER ACTUALLY OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND HIS CARDS GOT HIT / / / IT KIND OF MAKES YOU WANT TO TUG ON THE SKIM EVERY TIME YOU GO TO RUN YOUR CARD 01:12:41:21 JUST TO KIND OF SEE IF THERE IS SOMETHING THERE 01:12:43:24)) ((01:03:04:28 THATS ONE OF THE ANGLES WE ARE LOOKING AT AT THIS POINT, THAT A SKIMMING DEVICE WAS UTILIZED TO ACCESS THE VICTIM INFO AND PIN NUMBERS AND THEN 01:03:18:01 SUSPECTS WERE UTILIZING SOFTWARE TO RECREATE AND MAKE NEW CARDS USING THIS INFORMATION 01:03:24:21 )) (MEGAN) POLICE AREN'T SURE YET WHERE THOSE SKIMMING DEVICES MAY HAVE BEEN PLACED THEY BELIEVE THIS 23-YEAR-OLD WASN'T WORKING ALONE THOUGH SO THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ADDITION PEOPLE WHO MAY BE INVOLVED IN THIS CASE

MAHAI IS BEING HELD ON A PRELIMINARY CHARGE OF RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT AFTER HE RAN ADDITIONAL CHARGES ARE EXPECTED MEGAN SANCTORUM, 24 HOUR NEWS 8 (MARCUS) " CALL 24 HOUR NEWS 8 WHEN YOU SEE BREAKING NEWS 24-8 NEWS IS OUR BREAKING NEWS TIP LINE

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