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Woman claims her card was skimmed after Polaris gas station purchase

A woman in Franklin County is trying to figure out how someone got access to her debit card number and made purchases. (WSYX/WTTE)

A woman in Franklin County is trying to figure out how someone got access to her debit card number and made purchases.

Brittany Adkins said she used her debit card one time on Wednesday. She said she paid for gas inside a gas station, but a few hours later, she noticed transactions on her card that she said she never authorized.

Adkins said the biggest transaction was made at a Benihana restaurant in Polaris. She said she called the manager about it.

"She was like, 'there was this man here just about a few hours ago. He swiped three credit cards and yours was the last one he used and that was the only one that went through,'" said Adkins.

Adkins said the same manager told her the order was called in over the phone.

"They showed me a receipt where they actually signed my first initial and the rest was scribbled. So, they did try to forge a signature," said Adkins.

Adkins said she was told there is video of a man using her card number. Adkins said the manager she spoke with told her that she couldn't view the video unless she had a police officer. Adkins filed a police report the same day of the incident. She said an officer met her at Benihana and was able to watch the video.

"He said all he could do was describe the jacket that the guy was wearing. That he had a jacket and a hat on and that he would not allow us to see it at all. He stated we need to come up with more information on the person who had done it in order to even speak with a detective, to look further into the matter," said Adkins.

Adkins disputed the charges and is hoping to get her money back. She thinks her card information was stolen from a skimming device.

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