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St. Francis police seek at least 5 suspects after skimmers placed on ATMs at Associated Bank branches

ST. FRANCIS — St. Francis police need your help identifying suspects accused of attaching and detaching skimming devices at multiple banks in St. Francis and Milwaukee — and then using cloned cards to make purchases.

According to police, it happened at these Associated Bank locations:

  • Associated Bank  near S. Kinnickinnic Ave. and E. Elizabeth Ave. in St. Francis
  • Associated Bank near 59th and North Ave. in Milwaukee

Between Dec. 1 and Dec. 16, the device was transferred between the two banks. It was located at the bank on North Ave. in Milwaukee on the 16th.

The device was seized by police and sent to the DOJ’s Crime Lab in Milwaukee for analysis.

St. Francis police said they’ve taken 11 reports that accounts were compromised and cloned cards were used to deplete funds from victims’ accounts in Milwaukee and Waukesha County.

On Dec. 19, an officer from Brookfield released a statewide crime alert related to these incidents.

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Police say a suspect vehicle in this case — a 2016 Hyundai Sonata SE four-door vehicle, silver in color, with Wisconsin license plate: 138-YND was rented by an individual who had a Venezuelan passport. It’s been entered as stolen at the request of the rental company, Hertz.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Francis police.