Two Men Arrested for using Card Skimming Device on ATM
RANCHO MIRAGE - On Sunday, investigators.from the Rancho Mirage Police Department responded to the Chase Bank at the corner of Bob Hope Drive and Gerald Ford Drive regarding a skimming device being used on the bank's ATM machine.
Investigators initiated surveillance. At about 2:20 pm, two male adults, who had been seen at the bank numerous times throughout the day, were observed as they returned to the bank and removed a device from the ATM.
Investigators immediately detained the suspects as they entered their vehicle. Investigators located items consistent with a skimming scheme whereby the credit card/ ATM card account information could be stolen by the suspects. Investigators are working with Chase Bank to identify all of the users who used the ATM during the time the device was in place, and no customers' information appears to be compromised.
The suspects, Timothy Vaughn, 43 years old from Cerritos, and Jonathan Aguilar, 32 years old from Hesperia were arrested at the scene and booked into the jail in Indio for burglary, theft of credit information, conspiracy, and identity-theft related charges.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Freeman at (760) 836-1600 or (760) 836-3215 or Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP.