SPOKANE-- Over $26,000 was stolen from an ATM machine on the Spokane County Fairgrounds during two separate incidents.
On September 4, 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. The $4,100 machine was destroyed and $16,960 was stolen out of the machine. The scene was processed with the assistance of the Spokane County Forensics Unit.
On Monday, 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.