[ISN] Local Michaels shoppers hit in debit card fraud

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Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 02:33:02 -0500 (CDT)

By Bill Bird
The Beacon News
May 9, 2011 

Suzie Steinmetz of Naperville is one of untold Chicago area residents 
who have lost money and had their financial identities compromised 
following what appears to be credit and debit card PIN pad tampering at 
local Michaels stores.

Like other victims, Steinmetz shopped earlier this year at a Michaels 
outlet -- in her case, on April 11 and several subsequent days at the 
store at 2768 W. Aurora Ave., on Naperville’s far west side.

On the last weekend in April, two unauthorized withdrawals of $500 each 
were made on her bank account from automated teller machines in 
California. It’s become a pattern local police are seeing more and more 

Dan Ferrelli, spokesman for the Aurora Police Department, confirmed 
Thursday police there have taken reports from several residents who 
apparently had their debit or credit card accounts compromised after 
shopping at the Naperville Michaels outlet. Those complaints have been 
forwarded to Naperville police, Ferrelli said.

Naperville police Sgt. Gregg Bell would only say police from his agency 
have fielded 15 or 20 complaints related to the same store.


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