Two sought for skimming credit cards near Seaford

August 11, 2017

Story Location:
Stein Highway
Seaford  Delaware
United States

At least two suspects are wanted as police investigate the use of a credit card skimming device at Seaford-area gas stations.

An investigation opened after a customer reported fraudulent transactions on their account at the end of July 2017. Detectives have tracked those purchases back to two gas stations on Stein Highway near Seaford, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of Delaware State Police.

Investigators suspect someone installed skimming devices on the gas pumps. Surveillance footage has shown at least two possible suspects, who police are now trying to identify.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or who recognizes the people shown in the surveillance footage should call Sgt. D. Rementer at 302-752-3814 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Information also can be shared online at


Police also offer the following tips to detect skimming devices:

  • Look for cameras that could have a view of the keypad, and cover the keypad while you enter your personal identification number, or PIN, at the pump.
  • Skimming devices often are placed over the card slot, and the illegal devices may come off with a few gentle tugs.
  • Instead of using cameras to tape you entering your PIN, some criminals place their own keypads over the numbers. Give the keypad a wiggle and if it feels loose, find another ATM or gas pump.
  • If you notice any suspected tampering, immediately notify the store manager.
  • Monitor your bank account regularly so that fraudulent activity can be caught quickly and reported.