Man charged skimming Parramatta ATMs

Police have charged a man who was allegedly involved with ‘skimming’ from ATM’s in the Parramatta CBD.

Shortly after 11am on Friday June 6, investigators from the Fraud and Cybercrime Squad acting on information received, observed a man acting suspiciously in Parramatta.

The man was observed to walk from one financial institution’s ATM in Macarthur Street to another ATM in Church Street.

Investigators will allege that he was observed to make several transactions with several cards.

A short time later he was detained and searched with police locating 15 store cards which are believed to have been encoded, with stolen card data.

The 27-year-old Fairfield man was arrested and taken to Parramatta Police Station where he was found to be in possession of more than $4000 cash.

The man was later charged with possess identification information, deal with identification information and dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday July 16.

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