OPP warning of scam resulting in theft of ATM card and PIN

On July 26, 2018 at 6:07 p.m. officers with the Napanee Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a con artist theft that occurred at a local gas bar in Greater Napanee.

The victim paid for an item inside the store using his debit card. A male suspect put 10 dollars on the ground in close proximity to the victim so as to see his PIN number being keyed into the debit machine. The suspect then picked up the 10 dollars and claimed it belonged to the victim. In the parking lot of the gas bar the suspect approached the victim again and claimed he was wrong and the 10 dollars was actually his. When the victim opened his wallet to give the money back the suspect used a quick change scam to steal the debit card out of the victim’s wallet without him knowing. The suspect then allegedly drained the victim’s bank account using the stolen card and the PIN number viewed at the store. This investigation is ongoing and an update will be available once video footage is captured to identity the suspect. 3 suspects are involved. Photos of suspect #1 and #2 are attached.

Anyone with any information or anyone that can identify the suspect is asked to contact the Napanee OPP at 613-354-3369 or should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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