Two men were in custody in Riverside County Monday accused of skimming debit and credit card information from Chase customers using a device they attached to the automated teller machine in Rancho Mirage, a police sergeant said.
Timothy Vaughn, 43, of Cerritos, and Jonathan Aguilar, 32, of Hesperia were booked at the Indio jail on suspicion of of burglary, theft of credit information, conspiracy and identity theft.
Rancho Mirage police investigators went to the bank and started watching it Sunday after someone reported what appeared to be a skimming device on the ATM machine, Sgt. Andrew Nielsen said.
About 2:20 p.m. two men, who had been seen at the bank several times that day, were seen returning to the bank and removed a device from the ATM, Nielsen said.
When Vaughn and Aguilar got into a car, they were arressted, he said.
“Investigators located items consistent with a skimming scheme whereby the credit card/ATM card account information could be stolen by the suspects,” Neilsen said.
Police were working with the bank to identify the customers whose accounts could have been compromised.