Chase Bank wants their customers to know their accounts are safe
PASCO, Wash.--Chase Bank wants their customers to know their accounts are safe. Two men were arrested for allegedly hacking into bank accounts using a card skimming device at an ATM at the Chase Branch on Road 68 in Pasco.
Numbers and personal information were allegedly stolen. The skimming device was used on several different days. The case is still under investigation and may be part of a wide-spread criminal operation.
Chase Bank issued a statement saying "All customer accounts are fine. People who have been affected are being given new account numbers. Chase is sending out notifications to customers whose cards could have been potentially affected. Anyone who sees any suspicious devices on ATMs should call police."
Hungarian citizen Janos Chertes, 40, appeared in court today. The other man, Mahai Elekes, 34, appeared in court yesterday. Prosecutors still have to decide whether or not to file charges against them.
The judge said the case is likely to be turned over to federal authorities because it is a sophisticated criminal operation.