Manatee A credit card skimmer was discovered at Crazy Papa’s convenience store and gas station on Thursday, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office news release.
A consumer protection specialist for the Florida Department of Agriculture discovered the skimmer during a routine inspection at the 4720 53rd Ave. E. location.
This follows a skimmer found Tuesday on an ATM at the SunTrust Bank in Lakewood Ranch. It was placed at 4:51 p.m. and only in place for a short time before discovery, according to Dave Bristow, sheriff’s office public information director.
The sheriff’s office Tuesday released photographs it says shows someone putting the skimmer on the ATM.
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It is currently unknown how long the device has been at this location. Detectives are still investigating. Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.