ONEONTA – State police reported today a card-skimming device was found in the ATM on the Community Bank drive-thru window at its Southside Oneonta branch on Route 23, and also released a photo of a man they suspect may have placed it there.
The device, which fits inconspicuously over the card slot, reads information from any card that it swipes; the data can then be used to make fraudulent purchases.
The device was discovered at approximately 11:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a press release from Troop C headquarters, Sidney. As of this hour, no arrests have been made.
Maj. William McEvoy, Troop C commander, is holding a press conference at this hour to provide more details. Check back for updates.