Hidden cameras were attached to ticket machines at several LIRR stations, including Merillon Avenue, in a possible debit and credit card scam, according to Newsday.
A customer reportedly found a small video camera on the floor of an unnamed LIRR station and prompted an investigation by MTA Police. Authorities discovered seven hidden cameras attached to electronic ticket machines at Bayside, Great Neck, Merillon Avenue and Greenvale LIRR stations, said the report.
Cops combed through 124 stations and more than 200 LIRR ticket machines, but no other cameras were found as of Friday night, said the report.
The cameras were mounted on a "small, black metal strip attached with an adhesive" and "were made to look like they were part of the ticket vending machines," MTA Police Chief Michael Coan told Newsday.
"We have no report from any customer of this thing actually working and them losing money, but it's too soon to say how long these might have been in place or how widespread it was," MTA spokesman Adam Lisberg told Newsday.
Because of this, LIRR customers are urged to inspect their financial statements or check in with banks and credit card companies for any suspicious or unauthorized activity.