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Thousands Lost In ATM Thefts

Posted 9/18/2012 12:04 PM by KWESTBERG

On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy B. Hubbell responded to the Spokane County Fairgrounds on a theft call. Deputy Hubbell contacted the owner of Cypress Advantage, a company that supplies ATM machines to the fairgrounds.

The owner told Deputy Hubbell that sometime over Labor Day weekend one of his machines was broken into in one of the AG buildings. Not only was the $4,100.00 machine destroyed but additionally $16,960.00 was stolen out of the machine. The scene was processed with the assistance of the Spokane County Forensics Unit.

On Monday, September 17, 2012, Deputy Hubbell again responded to the same AG building at the fairgrounds for another ATM theft. Deputy Hubbell met with the owner who discovered the second ATM machine had been destroyed and $9,820.00 had been stolen from the machine.

Cypress Advantage has suffered nearly $35,000.00 in total loss from these thefts. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233. Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information resulting in an arrest in this case. Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes. It is not affiliated with law enforcement.