Collier County, Fla., - The search for suspects in a credit card skimming investigation is growing. Marco Island police just released these pictures of two people they say are involved. The investigation is now stretching outside of Southwest Florida.
Marco Island Police released pictures of a man and a woman they say are involved with a credit card skimming operation. Detectives say the pictures were taken at a beauty supply store near Orlando. They believe the pair is connected to a credit card skimmer found at a Chevron gas station on Marco Island in late March.
The skimming devices secretly steal your credit card information when you swipe your card. Then, detectives say criminals use those credit card numbers to make illegal purchases. The crime has become so rampant, Lee County deputies and Cape Coral police just announced they'll be partnering up to routinely inspect gas station pumps for the devices.
Wink News did some digging and found out Collier County deputies already arrested one man for his involvement in the credit card skimming scheme. Deputies say Omar Barreda used more than a dozen stolen credit numbers from all over Southwest Florida. Now, Marco Island police hope the pictures bring more people to justice and are asking anyone with information to contact officers.