BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Two men are in jail in northeast Ohio and may be part of a multi-state ploy to steal your money.
The men, both from Canada, are facing forgery and other charges after allegedly placing skimming devices on at least three ATM machines.
Nazim Halil and Abdesselam Kharraz were just arrested for allegedly putting a skimmer on a First Merit ATM in Bath Township. A skimmer is a small a card reader that can be disguised to look like a part of an ATM machine.
A First Merit bank teller saw the device and called the police, reported ONN's Cristin Severance.
Bath Township officers arrived and found the two men walking to a nearby hotel. Officers searched their vehicle and room and said the evidence makes them believe this scam is widespread.
"Our information is that this could be multi-state operation," said Bath Township Police Chief Mike McNeely.
Police said they put a skimming device on ATMs in Bath Township, Fairlawn and Akron. There were also reports the device was found on ATMs at banks in Stark County.
Both the secret service and the FBI are investigating the case.
An FBI spokeswoman wouldn't say how many skimming devices they found or how much money is missing because it's an open investigation.
It's also unclear if the men focused on First Merit ATMs or hit a number a banks. If you see any suspicious activity on you account, call your bank immediately.
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