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Petaluma Police Department
Monday July 18th, 2022 :: 11:10 a.m. PDT


Credit Card/ Debit Card Skimmers located in multiple locations in Petaluma


Petaluma Police Department
                                                                                                                                                           PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                     Monday, July 18th, 2022
Issued By:
Sergeant Paul Gilman, Petaluma PD, 707.778.4372, email: [email protected]
Incident:                     Four businesses in Petaluma locate skimmer devices
Report Number:         22-2955
Occurred Date:           7/16/2022- 7/18/2022
Location:                    7-11 Howard Street, 7-11 D Street, 7-11 Perry Lane, and Bank of America                      Kentucky Street
Suspect(s):                  Unidentified
Incident Summary
On 7/16/2022, an alert ATM Technician working on the ATM at Bank of America on Kentucky Street located 2 skimming on the ATM machines and cameras arranged to watch the keypads. All the evidence was collected, and it is being evaluated for potential investigative leads.
On 7/18/2022, Petaluma PD was notified of additional skimmer devices located at three different 7-11 stores (Howard Street, Perry Lane, and on D Street.)
While the investigation is ongoing, Petaluma PD wanted to take the opportunity to warn the public of the number of skimmers found and to warn the public about these devices.
Credit Card/ Debit Card skimmers are devices used to collect information which can be used to make unauthorized purchases. They are often hard to detect, but for more information you can follow this link,
Simple tips include,
Doing a visual and physical inspection of the card reader. Look for alignment issues or anything making the card reader stick out at an odd angle.
If the security seals appear to have been tampered with, avoid using the card reader.
Regularly monitor credit and debit card activity by checking bank statements and online accounts.

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

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