Two Arrests Made in Supermarket EBT Card-Skimming Fraud (VIDEO)

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BROOKLYN (VINnews) — Two suspects were arrested Tuesday, on suspicion of using skimming devices to steal personal information from grocery customers and commit fraud.

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Thanks to a weeks-long investigation by Shmira, the men were caught on camera removing a skimming device at Moisha’s Supermarket on Avenue M in Flatbush, as reported in Hamodia.

They were allegedly defrauding EBT/SNAP customers, and are believed to have committed similar crimes in supermarkets across Brooklyn.

Shmira had been stationed at the supermarket hoping to nab the suspects. After the arrests, they tweeted: “Two perpetrators behind the credit card scheme in Brooklyn, who installed skimming devices on multiple credit card machines at large supermarkets, scamming hundreds of people, have been arrested! Kudos to the incredible teamwork of Boro Park & Flatbush Shmira utilizing their sophisticated CCTV technology. Thank you to the NYPD 66th precinct for a quick response! #WorkingTogether”

In a wild twist, according to Hamodia, one of the suspects faked an illness after his arrest, and police called EMS. Once cleared by EMT’s, the skimming device was not found on the suspect; however sure enough, the device was discovered under the stretcher that the suspect had been placed in.

As reported last week on VIN, there has been a spree of skimming device schemes in recent months, although it is not clear how many more suspects remain free.


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Bravo
Bravo
28 days ago

Great work, keep it up.

Tshuva
Tshuva
27 days ago

Amazing catch.

Liberalism is a mental disorder
Liberalism is a mental disorder
27 days ago

Public flogging would be a good beginning.

Yatzmach
Yatzmach
27 days ago

Already released? These arrests are meaningless with this broken system.

Rebbetzin without Portfolio
Rebbetzin without Portfolio
27 days ago

Beware of healthy men wearing face masks and baseball caps.

Insane
Insane
27 days ago

Firing squad