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Skimmer found inside Cape Coral gas pump

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jan 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 07:26:58-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Police say a pump at a Cape Coral 7-Eleven store was found to be compromised with a card skimming device earlier this month.

According to a Cape Coral Police report, on January 18th, the operator of the store on Cape Coral Parkway E. at Palm Tree Boulevard was notified of possible fraudulent activity on a customer's card after using the pumps there.

A bluetooth detector device was used on the pump but found no evidence of skimmers.  A pump technician later arrived and found that pump #1 did have a bluetooth skimming device inside at the card reader.

Records show that the pump had last been checked six days before.

Detectives removed the device and took it in as evidence.