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Updated: Funds stolen from IU Credit Union members could be up to $100,000



After a suspect was arrested Sunday for fraud at one of it’s ATMs, IU Credit Union is trying to determine how much money was stolen from its members.

Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Dana Cole said IU Credit Union does not know how much money was stolen Sunday night, but it could be up to $100,000. 

Cristian Darla was arrested at IU Credit Union on Sunday night after ATMs showed an unusually high rate of transactions using cards containing no embedded microchip. Officers found four gift cards and $1,500 on Darla and believe he adapted the gift cards into debit or credit cards using data purchased on the darknet. 

Cole said additional victims are reporting missing funds from IU Credit Union accounts. IU Credit Union could potentially be facing a large scale breach, with multiple locations affected.

IU Credit Union told police it is attempting to use security camera footage from Sunday night to find a photo of additional suspects.

BPD has contacted the Department of Homeland Security for assistance in the investigation, Cole said.

Update at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 14:

According to a Wednesday press release from IU Credit Union, skimming devices placed on ATMs at the Woodcrest Drive, 17th Street and West State Road 46 locations caused the breach members' card data.

Skimming devices steal a user's card and PIN information while they complete transactions. IU Credit Union said it has notified, returned lost funds and began issuing new cards to the less than 200 members affected by the fraud.

No IU Credit Union core banks systems were affected by the fraud, according to the press release.

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