Madison police: California men suspected of placing skimmers on gas pumps

MADISON — Madison police have arrested two California men suspected of placing credit card skimming devices on gasoline pumps.

Police Chief Mike Koval said Friday the suspects, 46 and 49 years old, were arrested on tentative charges of identity theft.

Koval says one of the men was tentatively identified after being seen on surveillance videos last month, at locations where fraudulent cards containing skimmed data were used.

Police say the two men may have skimmers still inside gas pumps around Madison. The skimmers are secretly placed inside gas pumps to collect credit card information from customers.

So far, 11 skimmers have been found on Madison gas pumps. The Wisconsin State Journal reports police are urging business owners to check to see if more of the devices are hidden in their equipment.