Lewisboro Man’s ATM Info Stolen, $700 Withdrawn

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A man told Lewisboro police his ATM card information was stolen and $700 was taken from his account.
A man told Lewisboro police his ATM card information was stolen and $700 was taken from his account. Photo Credit: Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – A South Salem man told Lewisboro police last week that someone was able to ascertain his ATM and PIN numbers and steal $700 from his account.

The man came to the Lewisboro police station on Sunday and told officers that someone used his card from locations on Long Island on several occasions. The first attempt, which took place in Great Neck, N.Y., was successful, and $700 was withdrawn from his account.

However, after that first ATM withdrawal, the victim’s bank notified him of the incident and put a hold on the account. Three subsequent withdrawal attempts, two from Great Neck and one Port Washington, N.Y., made on Jan. 11 and 12, were unsuccessful.

The victim said he didn’t know how his card information was compromised.

The bank is investigating the incidents and asked the victim to file a report with his local police department.

The following items also were reported by Lewisboro police:

Dog Bite: On Monday, Jan. 7, a resident on Lockwood Road in South Salem called the Lewisboro police station to report that he had been bitten by a dog and had the wound treated by his doctor. The victim was advised to contact the dog control officer, which he did. An appearance ticket was served to the dog’s owner.

Lock Changers: Police responded to a call of suspicious people at a residence on Mill River Road on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The homeowner told officers that two white males came to his home to change the locks, saying the house was in foreclosure. The homeowner said he had been behind in his mortgage payments, but they were now up-to-date and the house was not in foreclosure. Officers advised the homeowner that the incident was probably in error.

Late School Bus: On Tuesday, Jan. 8, police were dispatched to a home on Cornel Drive on the report of a missing 12-year-old boy. It was reported that the boy’s school bus had not arrived at its normal time. The call was canceled before the officers’ arrival, because the boy was located.

Missing Stop Sign: While on patrol Thursday, Jan. 10, police discovered a stop sign missing at Route 121 and Schoolhouse Road. Highway Superintendent Peter Ripperger was informed, and he notified the state Department of Transportation, which installed a new sign within several hours.

Chain Saw Dispute: On Thursday, Jan. 10, police responded to Lake Kitchawan Beach on a call of a neighborhood disturbance. An area resident told the officers he had heard the sound of a chain saw and went to the beach to see what was happening. He saw a neighbor cutting up a rotted tree that had fallen. He told police that he advised the man to stop cutting because he did not own the property. An argument ensued, which turned into a shoving match. Eventually, the man agreed to disregard any harassment charges and considered the incident over.

Shoplifting: Police were called to DeCicco’s Market on Thursday, Jan. 10, on a shoplifting call. The manager told police that he confronted a couple at the checkout stand and said the woman had several items in her purse, including strawberries, lettuce and a cup of soup. The couple walked out of the store and drove away. Police when to a residence on Adams Hill and spoke to a man who admitted that he did take the items and said that “things were tough.” The items were returned to the store and no charges were filed.

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