Sparks Police think thief used debit card skimmer

The Sparks Police Department released this photograph of a man allegedly illegally using an ATM machine on Vista Boulevard.
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Sparks Police Department believes someone used a skimming device to steal debit card numbers and illegally take money out of two bank accounts.

Both illegal withdrawals happened at a bank in the 5200 block of Vista Boulevard at the south end of Spanish Springs Valley. Police did not indicate where they thought the skimming device was set up.

The first victim reported the fraudulent bank charges February 9, 2019. Police say an unidentified male made two fraudulent ATM withdrawals the day before. The second victim reported that February 19 someone made two fraudulent withdrawals from her account using the ATM.

Police believe both withdrawals were made the by the same person. The victims still had their debit cards.

If anyone can identify the person in the photograph they are asked to call Detective Harris at 775-353-2225 extension 5518 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900, or go to www.secretwitness.com. People who make tips to Secret Witness can remain anonymous.