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Gas Station Credit Card Skimmer Arrested in Glendale

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After a lengthy investigation, 27-year-old Akop Tadevosovich Changryan of Glendale is in custody on suspicion of using a credit card skimmer at a Shell gas station in Laguna Beach, according to Glendale Press News. The skimming devices Changryan placed on gas pumps allowed him to steal customer information, produce fake credit cards and make unauthorized purchases with them. To date, nine victims have been identified and thousands of dollars worth of merchandise was charged to their accounts from cities as local as L.A. and Long Beach and as far away as New Mexico and Arizona. Officers ID'd Changryan through physical evidence at the scene. He is being held without bail in Orange County Jail.