Card skimmers reported at ATMs, gas stations throughout Delaware

ATM skimmers fit over existing card readers and take information from any person that swipes their card.


Police are investigating several locations throughout the First State where skimming devices have been reported, according to Delaware State Police.

The devices, which steal payment card information, were primarily placed at ATMs and gas stations in all three counties.

There are a "large number of victims," according to police.

The Financial Crimes Unit is working with local businesses and financial institutions to identify potential victims and suspects.

Delaware State Police reminded people to "be vigilant and monitor your accounts closely."

Those who have used their payment card at affected locations between Jan. 1 of this year to the present should review their accounts for fraudulent activity and contact their local law enforcement agency or the agency where the incident occurred, police said.

The affected locations so far are:
Sunoco, Odessa

Royal Farms, 1551 Pulaski Highway, Newark

Shore Stop, 796 S. Old Baltimore Pike, Newark

Royal Farms, Harrington

Harbeson Deli, 26454 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Harbeson

Exxon, 300 Chapman Road, Newark

Wawa, 2748 Pulaski Highway, Newark

Wawa, 183 Airport Rd., New Castle

Shore Stop, 522 W. Stein Highway, Seaford

Those with information about this crime are encouraged to contact the Delaware State Police Financial Crimes Unit: Sussex County, Sgt. D. Rementer at 302-752-3814; New Castle County: Detective G. Rash at 302-365-8468.

People can also call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or go to


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