Credit card skimmers caught by Florida police at gas pump

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Criminals Using New Skimming Devices to Steal Personal Information

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Two South Florida men were caught attempting to install a credit card reader inside a gasoline pump at a convenience store by police, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

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According to arrest reports, a policeman spotted Raul Jose Hernandez Beltran, 30, of Hialeah, and Rafael Alejandro Mirabal Bonora, 28, of Miami, acting suspiciously at a gas station in Davie.

The report stated that Beltran wore a blue baseball cap to hide his face, and he went inside to distract the clerk, the Sun-Sentinel reported. Meanwhile, Bonora opened the gas pump's cover and installed the skimming device, the newspaper reported.

The officer watched as Bonora worked on the pump, according to the arrest report. The officer confronted Bonora and called for backup. When police arrived, both men were arrested, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

They were charged with using a scanning device to commit fraud, the newspaper reported.

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