Another skimming device found on ATM as social media IDs possible suspect


Guam – Could a picture circulating on social media be an image of the man placing the  skimming devices on automated teller machines?

Above is the image being circulated on WhatsApp claiming the man pictured is responsible for the ATM skimming device found at the Bank of Guam ATM in the Micronesia Mall last week.

While the Guam Police Department notified the public of the discovery, no details were provided regarding who may be responsible.

The post being shared on social media states the man pictured was also reportedly captured installing another device on an ATM located at Subway in Agat. This information was confirmed by the Bank of Guam which said the device was spotted and removed.

GPD Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao shared that authorities are verifying the photo circulating on social media.

You may recall in June a skimming device was also found at the Micronesia Mall food court attached to a Bank of Guam ATM. The FBI released surveillance footage of the suspect.

While BOG believes the individual responsible for the August 2 skimming device found at the Micronesia Mall is also the same individual who placed the skimming device discovered in Agat, it has not been confirmed that they are the same person.

Tapao says GPD is working with the U.S. Secret Service on the case. Bank of Guam, meanwhile, assures its customers that they continue to be protected, noting that debit cards are equipped with an EMV chip technology that provides an additional layer of fraud protection for cardholders.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.