Plymouth police say they have identified suspect in credit card skimming scam

Published on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 13:36


PLYMOUTH -- Local police say they have identified a suspect in a credit card skimming scheme.

This comes after police in April said customers of a local Citgo gas station had been victimized at the gas pump. Police at that time said they recovered a device that is attached to the pump and is used to attain credit and debit card information from customers who pay using their cards.

The device is known as a credit card skimmer.

It has not been made clear how many people have been victimized locally, though police on Tuesday said they are making progress in the case.

“After some great work by our detectives, we have identified a suspect,” police Capt. Edward Benecchi said in a statement.

“This case is still ongoing and active,” the captain continued.

Police have asked that anyone who was victimized by the credit card skimming device to contact them at 860-589-7779.

“As for now, this is all the information we can share,” Benecchi said.

The police captain also used the situation to remind residents about some tips to help prevent becoming a victim.

“Remember, use a credit card at gas pumps as they are not tied to bank accounts,” he said. “Also, if there is no safety seal on the pump don’t use it.”

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 13:36. Updated: Tuesday, 10 August 2021 13:39.