Rash of thefts at ATMs in Nashville, Chattanooga

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal investigators say there has been a rash of cases of bank account information being stolen at ATMs in Nashville and Chattanooga and some thieves have been arrested.

Crooks use a device called a skimmer, a card reader that is placed over the regular card slots on bank machines to capture account information. They can also get PIN numbers for the accounts by placing cameras near the ATMs.

Greg Mays, assistant to the special agent in charge at the U.S. Secret Service field office in Nashville, told The Tennessean that they've investigated 10 cases of skimming in Nashville in the past year.

Two men were arrested in Nashville last week for stealing money using bank account information stolen in the Chattanooga area.

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