More than 1,200 credit card skimmers were removed from Florida gas stations over the past year, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The use of the illegal devices, which collect consumers’ credit or debit card information, has increased dramatically in recent years. If undetected, each skimmer is capable of collecting data from hundreds of consumers while stealing millions of dollars. Now Florida is looking to toughen the penalties for those caught installing the devices.