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7-Eleven Stores report finding credit card skimmers

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor
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Clark County sheriff's deputies are investigating after employees at 7-Eleven stores in Hazel Dell and Orchards reported finding credit card skimmers -- a device installed on card readers that collects card information -- on their card readers Friday.
Clark County sheriff's deputies are investigating after employees at 7-Eleven stores in Hazel Dell and Orchards reported finding credit card skimmers -- a device installed on card readers that collects card information -- on their card readers Friday. (Photo contributed by the Clark County Sheriff's Office) Photo Gallery

Clark County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after employees at 7-Eleven stores in Hazel Dell and Orchards reported finding credit card skimmers on their card readers Friday.

Deputies first responded to the Hazel Dell store after a skimmer — a device installed on card readers that collects card information — was found at the register. Deputies seized the item, as well as evidence related to the suspect’s activities at the store, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

A short time later, a 7-Eleven in Orchards reported the same type of device had been applied to the store’s card reader, the news release states.

Deputies said they determined the same suspect applied the device at both locations. Identifying information will be released later, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office wants to talk with anyone who discovers their financial information was compromised after visiting a 7-Eleven store.

“The Clark County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the 7-Eleven employees who were vigilant in checking their equipment following some suspicious activity and likely preventing additional people from being victimized,” the sheriff’s office said.

“The sheriff’s office would also like to remind citizens to be very careful where they use bank cards and point out any suspicious looking card reader equipment to the employees of the location where the equipment might be located.”

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