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State sweep reveals two skimmers in Palm Beach County, six others around Florida

Posted: 12:17 PM, Mar 06, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-07 10:12:52Z

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said its inspectors uncovered eight credit card skimmers in a recent inspection of nearly 500 gas stations.

The state was targeting areas in popular spring break destinations.

Two of the skimmers were found in Palm Beach County.

One was found at the Mobil/7-Eleven Inc., 3035 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach and the other at the Texaco/Sunshine #37, 2274 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, the state said.

“From Okaloosa County to Miami-Dade County, these skimmers are being placed on gas pumps and stealing from unsuspecting residents and visitors,” Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam said in a news release.. “We will continue to crackdown on these devices - and the criminals responsible for them.”

The number of consumers victimized by each skimmer averages around 100 per device if undetected, according to the state.  

RESULTS OF THE SWEEP

Panama City Beach/ Panhandle –77 facilities, 0 skimmers found
Orlando area – 128 facilities, 0 skimmers found
Clearwater / St. Pete Beach – 66 facilities, 4 skimmers found
-One Stop, Giant BP #109, 6151 4th St N, St. Petersburg
-One Food of Pinellas Inc. #23, 901 4th St N, St. Petersburg
-Quick Mart of Largo, 1990 West BAY Dr., Largo (2 skimmers)
Ft. Myers Beach – 36 facilities, 0 skimmers found
Daytona Beach/ Cocoa Beach/ Flagler Beach/ New Smyrna Beach – 75 facilities, 1 skimmer found
-Sunoco Food Mart, 5625 N Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach
West Palm Beach – 51 facilities, 2 skimmers found
-Mobil/7-Eleven Inc., 3035 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach
-Texaco/Sunshine #37, 2274 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Ft. Lauderdale – 25 facilities, 1 skimmer found
-Valero, 1 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach
Miami – 21 facilities, 0 skimmers found