Hidden Cameras Found on 7 LIRR Vending Machines

NEW YORK (AP) -
A tiny hidden camera found Friday on a LIRR vending machine in Long Island.
A tiny hidden camera found Friday on a LIRR vending machine in Long Island.

Tiny hidden cameras were found Friday on seven Long Island Rail Road ticket vending machines at four locations in Queens and Nassau counties, which police said may be part of a credit- and debit-card scam.

Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Chief Michael Coan urged customers who purchased rail tickets from LIRR stations using cards to check with their bank or credit-card company for any unauthorized activity.

The cameras were designed to look like part of the machine. They were found on the underside of a black metal strip placed across the top of the machine with some kind of adhesive.

Police first learned of the scam after a customer found one of the small video cameras on the floor, having apparently fallen off a ticket vending machine.