FLINT — The Texas Department of Agriculture has found gas pump skimming devices for one of the first times in a largely rural area, and sees the find as a possible change in tactics or distribution by organized crime. According to our news partner, KETK, an agriculture department inspector found three skimmers on three pumps last Thursday at a Stop N Shop Food Mart in Flint. Law enforcement officers removed the devices for use as evidence of the crime of skimming, where culprits can steal account information from credit and debit cards. Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller issued the report a week after Kilgore police reported finding several skimming devices inside pump machines at a convenience store on South Henderson Boulevard.
The ag department is looking for illegal credit card skimmers as part of its consumer protection responsibilities for more than 400,000 fuel pumps statewide.