County: Investigation looking into collection of credit card info at local businesses

Pictured is one of the actual card-skimming devices secured by the county sheriff's office during its investigation. (Photo provided by the Cortland County Sheriff's Office)

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempt at a collection of credit card information at local businesses, according to a report.

The report stated that county sheriff’s officers investigated two card skimming devices on Tuesday (April 16), one at Gregg’s Supermarket in Marathon and the other at Save-a-Lot in Cortlandville. Associates at each store located the device.

According to the report, the department was placed on top of the actual credit card scanners in an effort to “mimic the actual reader.”

Noted in the report, “If you have checked out at these locations within the past week, please monitor your credit cards and/or banking information. If you have accrued any charges you believe to be fraudulent, please contact your bank to report the fraudulent charges.”

The county sheriff’s office is reminding county residents to report any incidents by calling either 911 or 607-753-3311.