NYPD: Credit Card Scammer Steals From people In NYC

A credit card scammer has cut a swath of misery across the city, ripping off about $40,000 from people in 13 different neighborhoods, police said Tuesday.

The crook stole credit card numbers and converted them to cash from people in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island some 37 times between April and July, police said.

The bespectacled, baseball-capped suspect uses a credit card scanning device at ATMs to lift the card numbers, police said.

In the most recent incident on July 9, cops said a 39-year-old Staten Island man had $800 stolen from his account at a Bank of America branch on Third Ave. near E. 42nd St. in Midtown.

Cops tied the theft to 36 similar incidents, and linked it to a suspect captured in surveillance photos.

Police released surveillance photos of the suspect late Tuesday and are asking the public’s help identifying him.

The suspect is described as white, between 23 and 35, 6-feet-tall and about 200 pounds with a beard.

The thief also struck at bank branches in Chelsea, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Harlem, Cobble Hill, Bayside, Forest Hills, and other neighborhoods.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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