Smith County Sheriff's Office detectives have found a credit card skimming device on a gas pump on Wednesday on 16117 State Highway 64 East in the Chapel Hill area.

These skimmers are used to illegally obtain credit card information from people who use the gas pump.

Thieves use that card information to make fraudulent purchases. Detectives believe that this skimmer is part of a larger criminal operation targeting people from a large area.

Detectives are asking anyone who finds fraudulent charges on their bank statements or credit card statements to call their local law enforcement agency as soon as they can.