Police: Credit card skimmer at station

GREENFIELD — A device used to steal credit card information was found at a Greenfield gas station Tuesday, police said.

A manager of the Circle K gas station in the 2200 block of North County Road 600W in Greenfield found a credit card skimmer during a routine check of the station’s pumps Tuesday, officials said.

Skimmers are electronic devices that capture victims’ names, PINs or credit card numbers after they swipe the card.

The device found this week was not visible from the outside of the pump, and police are working to download information from the device that will help them determine when it was placed. From there, they’ll use security camera footage from the gas station to help identify any suspects.

Last month, local police saw an uptick in credit card fraud cases.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department handled 15 reports of credit card fraud in February, about three times the number the department normally investigates, police said.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.