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Police investigating possible credit card fraud at McDonald's drive-thru

Two fast food employees are suspected of making a fast buck at the drive thru by stealing and taking pictures of customer credit card numbers. (Courtesy: Madison Twp. Police)

Two fast food employees are suspected of making a fast buck at the drive-thru by stealing and taking pictures of customer credit card numbers.

Gary Robinson contacted police earlier this month after giving his card to two girls at the McDonald's drive-thru off Hamilton Road. He told police his card was charged at Sprint, Amazon and elsewhere and the name given as the purchaser was the name of an employee at the McDonald's near his home.

Police pulled the surveillance video inside the store and witnessed the two 17-year-old employees at the register taking pictures of up to 20 credit cards and imputing the data into an app. Officers obtained a court order for their phones last week to identify the app and any people who received the stolen data.

McDonald's is cooperating with the investigation and confirm that both girls have been terminated even though they have yet to face any charges.

Police recommend using cash at fast food stores. If credit cards are used, they recommend checking credit card activity at least once a day.


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