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RHPD reports: Credit card skimmer found at local truck stop
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From Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

A Love’s Truck Stop employee reported July 30 she found what looked like a credit card skimmer after a customer “discovered a suspicious black object on pump four,” around 6:40 p.m.

The employee said the customer’s card was declined and she told him to monitor his account for unauthorized charges. He did not stay to talk to police.

The employee told the officer once she discovered the skimmer, she “stood near the front of the business looking for anyone possibly involved in this incident,” but didn’t see anything suspicious.

The officer also checked the area out and didn’t see anything suspicious, and it’s unknown how long it may have been on the pump. The pumps are checked in the morning to make sure they’re safe to use, but “it is likely this scanner was missed due to its discreet appearance.”

It was described as black and made of a rubber like material, and also seemed to be magnetized. 

According to Wikipedia, credit card skimming is a type of credit card theft where crooks use a small device to steal credit card information in an otherwise legitimate credit or debit card transaction. When a credit or debit card is swiped through a skimmer, the device captures and stores all the details stored in the card's magnetic stripe.

Disorderly conduct: A Richmond Hill woman was arrested around 5:30 a.m. Aug. 4 after police were called to the Waffle House on Sommers Boulevard because “a patron was throwing dishes within the restaurant.” An employee said she was working behind the counter when a woman began to argue with her family. “(The employee) advised their argument was unintelligible and could not discern what the topic of the argument was. (Employee) continued advising (the woman) then grabbed a plate and threw it towards the person she was arguing with, shattering it into pieces across the floor.”

Police asked the woman who threw the plate, and she said “’I did’” and also told them she said she’d had a lot to drink. The woman also kept arguing with her family, which led police to escort her outside. Her father, meanwhile, said they’d been out “drinking in Savannah all night and that the argument stemmed from some of the challenges she’s facing in her personal life.”

The woman was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Disorderly conduct, littering: A Pooler woman met with police July 30 at the Highway 17 Dollar General after she said “an unknown female driver threw something at her vehicle before driving away.”

The woman said an “initial aggressive driving incident occurred in Liberty County on Highway 196,” the report said. “(Complainant) said an unknown female, driving a gray in color Nissan Altima, was driving erratically by changing lanes and was stop and go on the highway in front of her while in Liberty County.” The woman said she got around the woman on Highway 17, but “the unknown vehicle pulled up beside her at the intersection of Highway 17 and Harris Trail,” the report said, and “the unknown female driver started yelling at her before throwing a cup filled with a liquid beverage at the passenger side of her vehicle.” The complainant said she called 911 and started following the vehicle until 911 told her to pull over and wait for police. 

The officer who wrote the report saw where liquid had splashed on the complainant’s vehicle and a scuff mark where the cup had hit, but didn’t see any damage and told the driver it could be washed off along with the “residue from the beverage.”

“(Complainant) did not like the idea of washing her vehicle as she said the unknown female should be the one to wash her vehicle.”

The officer was unable to get hold of the registered owner of the car, a Gray Nissan Altima. The complainant got a case number and explanations on how to seek a warrant.

Found property: The manager of Publix reported July 29 that a customer service worker “turned in three $100 bills and advised her that a customer found it in the parking lot.”

The officer took the money, gave the manager a receipt in case the customer came back and took the $300 to RHPD for safe keeping.

In an unrelated incident, A Florida woman reported Aug. 1 that she lost her wallet, which held ID, cards and $320 in cash. A woman found it in the Goodwill parking lot, tried to contact the woman and then turned it in to RHPD the next day.

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