Atlanta fast-food employee fired, allegedly stole customers’ credit card info

A Wendy’s employee in northwest Atlanta was fired Friday after her store’s general manager saw surveillance video that appeared to show her taking pictures of customers’ credit and debit cards.

The cashier, who had worked at the restaurant for less than a week, is accused of doing this to eight customers, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Atlanta police are investigating after a customer, Angelo Marrero, called them to report that his debit card was fraudulently used at a business close to the Wendy’s on Marietta Boulevard, Channel 2 reported.

Marrero told Channel 2 he used the debit card to pay for his meal in that restaurant’s drive-thru Monday afternoon. He said he remembered the cashier taking a long time with his card, which made him suspicious.

“I noticed that when she gave it back to me, she gave it back to me on the reverse side, and she was looking at the security code,” he said.

He received a call from his bank two hours later reporting a possible fraudulent purchase at a women’s clothing store, the news station reported.

“I put two and two together,” Marrero said. “I said it has to be her because, for one, I saw her looking a the security code, and two, the address on this receipt is two or three miles away (from the Wendy’s).”

Police told Channel 2 that the surveillance video shows the cashier taking a photo of Marrero’s card, and they’re gathering more information to file charges. The name of the former employee has not been released.

The store’s general manager confirmed to the news station that she was fired Friday after he saw the surveillance video. He said he hopes police arrest her soon.

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