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Secret Service finds ATM in man's closet

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The Secret Service found an ATM in a Nashville man's closet and believed he was using it to perfect his mission to make fake credit cards, the Channel 4 I-Team has learned.

Pictures obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team shows a 400-pound ATM in the closet of Pavan Voleti, partially hidden behind a dress shirt.

Pavan Voleti is serving a 15 month sentence in a federal prison and must pay $275,000 for possession of device making equipment and possessing counterfeit credit cards.

A spokesman for the Secret Service in Nashville said Voleti bought an ATM and was using it to make better fake credit cards and intended to set it up to steal other people's credit card numbers.

"He was testing how to put these skimming devices on it," said Secret Service Agent Keith Perrigan.

Perrigan said Voleti had tested hidden cameras and skimmer equipment with the ATM.

Perrigan said the hidden cameras were intended to catch customers' fingers touching the keypad when they entered their PIN number, and the skimmer devices were intended to steal debit and credit card information.

Voleti has been previously convicted of making fake credit cards and in 2008, agents said he had more than 1900 stolen credit card account numbers.

Secret Service agents found the ATM in Voleti's closet before it could be used to find more people's credit card numbers.

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