The Russellville Police Department is currently investigating the potential theft of credit/debit card numbers by way of credit card skimming devices that were located on fuel pumps at the Exxon Fuel Station at State Hwy 7 and I-40. The skimming devices were located inside the gas pumps by maintenance personnel during a routine check of the equipment.
A credit card skimming device is a piece of electronics that is used to secretly obtain credit/debit card information for fraudulent use at a later date.
At this point in the investigation, it is not clear if any information was obtained by the suspect(s) from these skimming devices, but we do ask that anyone who purchased fuel by means of a debit/credit card between the dates of August 18 through August 29 to monitor their bank accounts for any fraudulent activity. We also ask any local businesses that sell fuel to inspect their fuel pumps for these devices.
If anyone notices fraudulent activity on their bank accounts as a result of this incident or has information pertaining to this crime, please contact the Russellville Police Department at (479) 968-3232. More details will be released when it becomes available.