Pattie Shieh of MyFox Houston reports that police have arrested 21-year-old Dayvon Clement in connection to numerous thefts of credit and debit card numbers in Pearland, Texas. He allegedly used a portable, battery-powered skimmer to get the numbers. Lt. Onesimo Lopez with Pearland PD described how they tracked him down.
"We had seen an increase in the amount of victims of credit card abuse on the east side of Pearland and the detectives got together and noticed that all these victims lived so close together and started looking at their credit card transactions...anything on their credit, debit cards that may be had a common thread and discovered that each one had gone through the drive-thru at the Jack in the Box at Dixie Farm and Broadway," Lt. Onesimo Lopez, with the Pearland Police Department, said.
When officers went to speak with Clement at the restaurant, they asked him to empty his pockets. That's when he pulled out the skimmer.