Police say a card skimmer was discovered inside an ATM at a branch of Community Bank N.A.

Authorities say the skimming device was found by a person who had been called to repair the machine in the Community Bank branch at State Highway 23 in Oneonta.

Investigators believe this man may have placed a card skimmer at a Community Bank ATM. (Image: New York State Police)

New York State Police were notified of the discovery around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators determined the skimmer was placed inside the ATM Friday evening by a man. He was described as white, wearing glasses, shorts, a ball cap and a hooded sweatshirt.

The same man is believed to have been involved in a similar incident with a skimming device in Scranton in February.

Police say it appears security features may have immediately disabled the Community Bank ATM but it's not known whether any cards were compromised.

People with information regarding the suspect or the skimmer may contact state police at Oneonta at 607.432.4844.

Community Bank did not return a call seeking further information about the device or whether skimmers have been found at any of the company's other ATMs.

Community Bank has offices in Johnson City, Owego and Little Meadows.

Community Bank Monday evening provided this statement to WNBF News: 

For the protection of our customers, it is Community Bank N.A.’s policy to not comment on security related matters. We are cooperating with law enforcement on this ongoing investigation. Customers who might suspect fraudulent activity on their accounts should always contact their local branch office as Community Bank follows VISAs zero-liability policy, which protects our customers from fraud or unauthorized use of their accounts.  -- Hal Wentworth, Senior Vice President for Retail Banking at Community Bank, N.A.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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