From Virginia State Police: SALEM, Va. – State Police request the public’s assistance with an ongoing investigation into an illegal ATM skimming operation targeting banks within the Roanoke Valley. State police are currently looking for Germania Antonescu, 22. She does not have a fixed address and is believed to be operating with a group traveling through the region placing skimming devices on bank ATMs. Antonescu is female, 5’4”, 118 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and a mole above her lip.
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Users of ATM machines are advised to be vigilant, as illegal skimming devices are becoming more and more common. The device looks as if it belongs to the ATM machine and is placed over the existing equipment. The device captures video of the keystrokes used for the PIN number and the victim’s information off the ATM card. It does not interfere with the actual process of the victim’s ATM transaction.
Anyone with information about Antonescu or about suspicious activity involving ATMs is encouraged to notify the Virginia State Police Salem Division at 1-800-542-5959 or by dialing #77 on a cell phone, or emailing email@example.com.