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News Review – August 17

Industry News for August 17, 2016

Weights and Measures Announces Number of Skimmers Found in One Month Surpasses Total Found Last Year   

Twelve skimming devices have been located inside fuel pumps from August 1st to August 12th, more than the 11 skimmers found throughout 2015, according the the Department of Agriculture’s Weights and Measures Services Division.

So far in August, the Department has reports of skimmers in Tempe, Glendale, Phoenix and Yuma and is working to investigate each claim.

Since January 1, 2016, 40 skimmers have been found around the state. In response to the increasing number of crimes, Governor Ducey signed a law this year to increase the penalty when criminals use skimmers for financial gain (Class 6 Felony to Class 5 Felony).
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