Police: Tiny cameras hidden on some LIRR ticket machines

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Police: Tiny cameras hidden on some LIRR ticket machines

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

MTA police are warning Long Island Rail Road commuters to check their credit and bank accounts after discovering tiny cameras installed on several ticket vending machines in Queens and Nassau County.

The cameras were installed on seven machines at four stations: Bayside and Great Neck on the Port Washington Branch, Merillon Avenue on the Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch, and Greenvale on the Oyster Bay Branch, police said.

The tiny cameras were found on the underside of black metal strips placed across the tops of the machines with an adhesive, according to MTA Police Chief Michael Coan. The strips blended perfectly and looked like they were part of the machine, he said.

Coan urged riders to make sure no one has tried using their bank or credit card accounts.

MTA detectives and LIRR workers are checking machines at all LIRR stations to see if any more cameras turn up.

If you have any information about this sophisticated scheme, call the MTA Police Department at 718-361-2247.

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