Duo Arrested in Canandaigua for Multi-County Gas Station Skimming Scam

13 WHAM - Two men were arrested and charged in connection with a gas station card skimming scheme in multiple counties, including Wayne County.

According to our news partners at the Times of Wayne County, the manager of Crosby's on E. Main Street in Palmyra found a skimmer device installed on one of its pumps last month. He determined it had captured information for at least two weeks in the month of November.

State Police investigators said at least 20 people who used the pump at the store in Palmyra became victims. One woman from Palmyra said her credit card was used in places as far away as Arizona.

The report states the device inside the pump recorded the credit card data, transferred it to a phone via Bluetooth, then into a machine that put the information onto a blank credit card


13 WHAM - "This week, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office caught two men illegally installing the skimmers into gas pumps at a Kwik Fill station on Route 332 overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

Raciel Diaz-Diaz, 25, and Carlos Cabrera Quintero, 27, were charged with attempted criminal possession of a forged instrument with the intent to use. Both were arraigned and remanded to the Ontario County Jail on $30,000 cash or $60,000 bond.

Police in Macedon filed warrants for Diaz-Diaz and Cabrera Quintero's arrests. Both men were seen on surveillance video using the stolen credit card numbers at the Walmart in Macedon. The Times of Wayne County reports they were using the stole information to buy merchandise in Walmart stores in Albion and Central Square.

Both men are believed to be part of a larger organization comprised of two groups. One group steals the numbers, loads them onto cards and purchases merchandise themselves. The other group steals the numbers and sells them to others to use.

The Ontario County Sheriff's Office said they are working with other police agencies in Wayne and Monroe Counties. Cabrera-Quintero and Diaz-Diaz, who are from Texas and Nebraska respectively, are believed to be connected to several skimming devices recently discovered on gas pumps in all three counties.

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