“Cloned” gift cards used to steal tens of thousands of dollars from bank ATM

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HORSESHOE BAY, Texas (Texasbreaking.com)- A First Capital Bank was burglarized two separate times and police are searching for the suspects involved, according to Horseshoe Bay police.

Two nights in a row, two different men allegedly used stolen identities and “cloned” gift cards to steal tens of thousands of dollars, said Highlander News.

A First Capital Bank representative shared a statement, “[A]ffected cardholders should contact their banks where their compromised account(s) are held,” said First Capital Bank of Texas Marketing Manager Hazel Morrison in a statement. “In the case of fraudulent card activity such as this one and to ensure victims are helped, they need to contact the bank that is tied to the debit card account that was compromised, not the bank that owns the ATM where the money was withdrawn.”

The suspected thieves are not believed to be from the area, reported Highlander News. They were both driving four-door, Chrysler 300s with the license plate numbers KTG 1599 and KTG 1594.

Police are currently looking to identify the subjects and are asking the community for help. Contact 830-598-2633 with information pertaining to this case.