A credit card skimmer was found on an ATM in the Conway area, according to a post on the Horry County Police Department’s Facebook page.
“An alert was sent to the security company for the Bank of America located at 1001 Academy Drive that their ATM card reader had been tampered with,” Krystal Dotson, public information officer with the Horry County Police Department, said in a release Tuesday. “It was later discovered that a small white piece of plastic was placed on the outside of the card reader.
“This piece was identified as a ‘skimmer’ which is not an actual piece of the ATM,” Dotson said.
An employee for the DieBold Company, which provides security for the bank, told police an alert was sent at 9:27 p.m. on Jan. 26 within several minutes of the tampering, according to a police report released Tuesday.
The employee was able to remove the skimmer with a screwdriver and gloves and the device was given to the police after they were called to the scene around 11 p.m., according to the report.
Police released a photo of a person of interest from the ATM’s surveillance camera.
Anyone with information can call the HCPD tip line at 843-915-8477.
Emily Weaver contributed to this report.