According to police, a KFC employee in Florida photographed customers’ credit and debit cards and used them to make thousands of dollars in internet purchases.
According to the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), the alleged fraud started last month when Markquerva Lumar, 19, photographed cards at a KFC drive-thru in Starke, Newsweek reported.
The BCSO stated on Monday in a Facebook post:
“Thorough investigation revealed that Ms. Lumar would receive a customer’s credit/debit card at the drive-thru window and then use her personal phone to take pictures or videos of the front and back of the card.”
“After leaving work, Ms. Lumar would locate information from the internet to assist in purchasing online orders in the victim’s name for her personal benefit.”
“This investigation has led to locating many victims of fraud, with thousands of dollars of online purchases made by Ms. Lumar.”
According to the news release, Lumar was arrested on April 21.
Deputies stated that the arrest had no bearing on the business or the rest of the KFC employees. According to police, staff cooperated with officers and assisted in locating fraud victims.
Officers are requesting that anyone who believes they were a victim of credit/debit card fraud between April 16 and April 21 this year contact Detective Crews at 904-966-6370.