SEATTLE - The feds say they've busted a group of illegal immigrants from Eastern Europe who are behind a crime known as skimming.

Investigators say Eugen Turka and others put skimming devices on top of legitimate card readers to steal account and credit card information from ATM's on Seattle's Queen Anne Hill, as well as Newcastle, Kirkland, Juanita and Bellevue.

It's believed$1 million may have been stolen.

In some instances, our suspects will go into the ATM and kiosk and place it, on the actual ATM card reader, said Robert Kierstead, an expert on skimming fraud for the Secret Service

Investigators say the suspects skimmed information in Europe and made withdrawals in Washington. Now they want to know if stolen card information from here is being sent to Europe

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