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Deputies Say Two Men Caught Trying To Install Credit Card Skimmers At South Coast Gas Station

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say they caught two men in the act of trying to install credit card skimmers at a gas station.  It happened at a gas station on the 4000 block of Adolfo Road in Camarillo.

Deputies were called to the station when someone reported seeing the men trying to install something on gas pumps.  When officers reached the scene, the two men fled into a nearby field.  The duo was quickly found, and arrested. 

A search of their pickup truck parked at the gas station discovered skimmers, bolt cutters, and other tools used for installing the illegal devices.

Juan Sosa-Tamayo and Adrian Leyva-Tamayo of Las Vegas are facing more than a half dozen charges each, including computer fraud, fraudulent use of card scanning devices, and resisting arrest.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.