published Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Dalton bank card 'skimmer' suspects arrested in Nashville

Atanas Georgiev, 28, left, and Chris Dragiev, 27, were arrested in Nashville after a card skimmer was installed on an ATM, Dalton police believe the men are involved in a similar incident at a local Regions Bank.
Atanas Georgiev, 28, left, and Chris Dragiev, 27, were arrested in Nashville after a card skimmer was installed on an ATM, Dalton police believe the men are involved in a similar incident at a local Regions Bank.
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    The skimmer device can be inserted over the top of the ATM card reader and can store information retrievable by a hacker, according to police.

Two men who police believe were involved in placing a bank card “skimmer” at a Dalton Regions Bank last week were arrested in Nashville Tuesday afternoon, Dalton Police spokesman Bruce Frazier said in a news release.

Atanas Georgiev, 28, and Chris Dragiev, 27, were arrested shortly after another skimmer device was placed on an ATM at a bank in Nashville, Frazier said.

Regions Bank security detected the suspects at an ATM in the Nashville area. When investigators looked at video feeds at nearby ATMs, they saw the suspects covering an ATM camera with a sticky note, Frazier said.

The bank’s security contacted the Metro Nashville Police Department who pulled over the suspects’ vehicle, a silver Volkswagen Tourag. The suspects had keys to an Audi with them, and investigators believe they changed cars after using a red Audi in the Dalton incident, Frazier said.

Investigators from the Dalton Police Department and Regions Bank are sill trying to determine if the suspects were able to use any stolen bank information from people in the Dalton area, Frazier said.

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I think about about 10 years in the federal pen might knock the smirk off his face.

October 20, 2011 at 8:18 a.m.
whatsnottaken said...

What happens when you let commies into the country via open borders? The criminal element brings their scams with them. Ah yes, crimmigration.

October 20, 2011 at 9:56 a.m.
Shock said...

Whatsnottaken - what an excellently informed point you make. I missed the article that contained the information that these two suspects 1.) were immigrants 2.) what communist country they immigrated from 3.) which wide open border they used to enter the country

Maybe you could point us to the source of your information?

October 20, 2011 at 10:20 a.m.
bearhunter2 said...

i think you nailed it nottaken

October 20, 2011 at 4:19 p.m.
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