Vancouver man arrested in ATM scanner case

Bank surveillance image led to suspect's arrest

By Mark Bowder, Columbian assistant metro editor

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Updated: March 15, 2011, 8:58 PM

 

Police have arrested an 18-year-old Vancouver man for allegedly placing a skimmer and pinhole camera on an automatic teller machine earlier this month at an east Vancouver credit union, the Vancouver Police Department reported Tuesday.

Nicholas Reynold Duncan was arrested on Friday, a day after police released a bank surveillance image from the Lacamas Community Credit Union at 19200 S.E. 31st St. of a man placing the skimmer on the ATM’s card slot and a pinhole camera above the machine’s keypad.

Duncan was taken into custody after someone who saw the image on the news reported that Duncan was the person pictured.

Duncan was arrested on suspicion of unlawful credit card factoring, according to the Clark County Jail website roster. He released from the jail Tuesday evening, a jail officer said.

“The Vancouver Police Department wishes to thank the media and members of the public for their assistance to help solve this case,” police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said in a press release.