Why It’s Time To Start Paying Inside For Gas
Brewer Police arrested two people from out-of-state as they were allegedly attempting to install card skimmers in gas pumps.
According to the BDN, the pair was caught when Sergeant Paul Gauvin noticed a car parked at the gas pumps of a convenience store just before 2:30 Sunday morning. When he drove into the parking lot to check it out, the men tried to drive off. He managed to pull the vehicle over and then noticed they had the tools necessary to open the gas tank and install credit card skimmers.
Arrested were 32-year-old Luis Diaz of Miami, Florida and 33-year-old Julio Senado Garcia of Houston, Texas. Diaz is charged with felony aggravated invasion of computer privacy as well as misdemeanor possession or transfer of burglar's tools and operating a vehicle without a license. Garcia is charged with felony aggravated invasion of computer privacy, falsifying physical evidence, and misdemeanor possession or transfer of burglar's tools.
This is not the first time that card skimmers have made an appearance in Maine. I know at least two people who say they've been the victims of credit card theft after paying for gas at the pumps. It may take you a few more minutes to go inside the store and pay for your gas but, in the end, it could also save you a lot of money in credit card theft.