Park Ridge Police Arrest ATM Skimmer Suspect
Skimming has been described as one of the most significant problems facing the credit card industry, as it can happen anywhere a credit card is accepted. According to the credit service, FICO, ATM skimming incidents increased in 2012.
Recently, Park Ridge police have responded to two incidents of attempted skimming. The first occurred on June 21, 2013 and the second on June 23, 2013. Both incidents occurred in the 100 Block of Euclid.
As Park Ridge police officers responded to the area during the June 23 incident, they were able to detain George I. Nenov, M/W 58 years of age from 8615 Lincoln in Morton Grove, IL. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Nenov was responsible for placing skimming equipment for the purposes of collecting the account information of unsuspecting ATM patrons. Investigators determined that Mr. Nenov was involved in both June incidents. He was charged with two (2) counts of Burglary (Class 2 Felony) and two (2) counts of Possession of Document Making Device (Class 3 Felony).