Two Chicago men have been indicted on charges that they tried to steal Cincinnati-area bank customers debit card numbers and PINs with a skimming device.
On September 28, Springdale police were called to investigate a report of two suspicious people in a parking lot adjacent to Kemba Credit Union on Northland Blvd.
According to charges filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the suspects, Dimitar Angelov and Dimitar Kolev, put a skimmer and a small camera on the ATM of the credit union in order to steal account information of customers using the ATM.
When local officers stopped the car a few blocks away, they say the driver, Angelov, took off a wig and sunglasses and the passenger, Kolev, took off a hat and quickly discarded them in the back seat.
Once the car was searched, officers say they found another skimmer, two laptops, some marijuana, soldering iron, pry bar, box cutter, gloves and lots of other electronic equipment.
The skimmer and the camera were removed by a Kemba employee, according to the charges filed by the U.S. Attorney.
Springdale officers and Secret Service agents arrested Angelov and Kolev on a federal complaint. They have been in custody since their arrest.
The men entered pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. The judge ordered them to be held without bond pending trial.