A suspected case of a credit card skimmer in use at a local gas station proved unfounded, Tuesday, Sept. 26.
A credit card skimmer is a device that appears to be part of a credit card slot on devices like gas pumps. It collects a person’s credit card numbers, which then go to thieves.
A representative of the Archbold Main Stop reported that two skimmers had possibly been placed on gas pumps there.
Police secured the pumps and called for the store maintenance person.
It was later determined that there was no skimmer installed. Newer card reading equipment had been installed, but the Main Stop manager had not been informed.