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Hidden camera catches possible skimmer criminal in Butler County

A man who officials say went to retrieve an illegal credit card skimmer on a Butler County gas pump was recorded on a security camera.

Butler County Auditor inspectors placed a security camera inside a gas pump where a skimmer was recently found.

A few days later the camera recorded a man illegally accessing the pump in what appears to be an effort to retrieve the skimmer.

MORE: Butler County police receive more training to detect skimmers

Now, the auditor’s office and Fairfield Police Department are asking for help to identify the man in the video.

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Police say this man was trying to retrieve an illegal credit card skimmer on a Fairfield gas pump.  (CONTRIBUTED/BUTLER COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE)

“We are continuing our aggressive inspections to prevent credit card skimmer thefts,” said Auditor Roger Reynolds. “Criminals are using technology to steal and we’re using technology to catch them.”

With the two skimmers found last month, a total of 15 skimmer devices have now been found by Butler County inspectors since November 2015, according to the auditor’s office.

Anyone with information about the man in the video should contact:

  • Tom Kamphaus, Auditor Inspector, at 513-785-6318
  • Brian Rednour, Fairfield Police Dept., at 513-896-8285

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