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Card skimmers found at Cape Coral gas station

Posted at 11:32 AM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 11:32:51-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A word of caution for drivers in Lee County, investigators have removed two card skimmers from a gas station in Cape Coral.

The Cape Coral Police Department says they found the illegal devices Friday at the Mobile on Pine Island Road nears Santa Barbara Boulevard, and the skimmers claimed at least one victim. 

That victim told investigators that he purchased gas at the station on Friday morning, but was notified that afternoon about an attempted $100 purchase on his card in Miami.  He notified Cape Coral Police, who checked the pumps with the manager, who found the devices.

This is at least the 9th skimmer found in Lee County this year. 

MORE: Phone app can help warn you about card skimmers at the pump

The Department of Agriculture routinely checks pumps across the state.

Station representatives say new secure pumps will be installed in coming weeks.