Men Charged With Theft of 3,600 Credit Card Numbers From Los Altos & Mountain View Gas Pumps

Claudia Cruz reports:

Two men from Southern California face felony charges after they placed credit card skimmers inside several gas pumps in Los Altos and Mountain View in December, according to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors said Tuesday they filed eight felony counts against Boris Tumasyan, 24, and Sarkis Sarkisyan, 23, that included conspiracy, altering a computer and acquiring credit card information with the intent to defraud. The pair was arraigned on Jan. 18 at the Santa Clara County Superior Court in Palo Alto.

The four gas stations in Mountain View where skimmers were found are: Valero, 334 San Antonio Rd.; Shell, 1280 W. El Camino Real; Shell, 110 N. Rengstorff Ave., and Shell, 807 N. Shoreline Blvd. In Los Altos, the Chevron at 401 Main St. was found with two skimmers.


The case goes back to Dec. 6, 2010, when a gas station attendant in Mountain View found a small electronic device attached to the circuit board inside a gas pump and called police according to the district attorney’s office.

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