Reward offered for suspected 'skimmers' who ripped off credit cards in Northeast Ohio

Reward offered for suspected 'skimmers' who ripped off credit cards in Northeast Ohio

BRUNSWICK, OH (WOIO) - Police in Northeast Ohio have opened an investigation regarding credit card skimmers discovered at local gas stations.

Brunswick police and Huntington National Bank are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of several men who are believed to be involved with the crimes.

In Medina County, Auditor Mike Kovack said crews check gas pumps daily to make sure they are working properly. He said then, they'll check inside the pump to make sure no skimmers have been installed. He said he doesn't believe the people responsible for the skimmers are local and that they're targeting pumps along the interstate for easier access.

"These are gangs that are going out and have this equipment and they are installing it up and down the freeways and they're getting the information either by picking it back up individually or using radio frequencies to get the credit card information," Kovack said.

Experts recommend to use pumps that are closest to the registers. Also, you can use your credit card instead of debit card.

If anybody recognizes the individuals, contact the Brunswick Police Department immediately.

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