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Officers warn could be victims of credit card gas pump skimmers in Iberia Parish

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 14:41:27-05

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating two cases where credit card skimmers have been placed on fuel pumps. Merchants at two convenience stores in the parish were experiencing problems with their fuel pumps and technicians discovered credit card skimmers had been placed inside the pumps.

The fuel pumps were believed to have been opened sometime during the weekend and the credit card skimmer were plugged in line to capture the user’s card information, according to Lt. Col. Wendell Raborn, spokesperson for the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office.

The two stores affected at this time are located at La. 182 / Darnall Rd. and La. 86 / Emile Verret Rd.

Investigators have recovered eight skimmers at these locations.

Investigators say customers who used these locations during the weekend should monitor their credit accounts for any suspicious activity.

This is an active investigation and anyone with information should contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 369-3711 or Iberia Crime Stoppers at (337) 364-TIPS.

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