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Skimming bill passed

Bill would make it easier to prosecute skimming criminals

DES MOINES, Iowa - A new bill on its way to Governor Kim Reynolds desk would make it easier to prosecute criminals who place skimming devices on ATMs. 

Skimmers are scanning devices attached to payment terminals that takes data from each card swiped at that location. 

This bill seeks to clarify the "intent to defraud" language in the Iowa code and expand the definition of third-degree criminal mischief to keep up with the changing technology. 

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