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A purloined pizza led to the arrest of a fast-food employee on identity theft charges in Millbrook.
Priandra Thomas, 29, of Wetumpka, has been charged with identity theft after the victim noticed an unauthorized purchase after buying food from the McDonald’s at 3755 Highway 14 at about 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 8.
According to Millbrook Police Chief P.K. Johnson, the McDonald’s employee allegedly used the victim’s credit card information to buy the pizza the same day at about 10:30 a.m. at the city’s Pizza Hut. A review of the restaurant’s security camera footage allegedly showed Thomas going through the drive-through line and picking up the order, Johnson said.
The investigation shows Thomas has stolen other customers’ information, Johnson said.
“This is a great example of a consumer being diligent about protecting his banking and credit information,” Johnson said. “The victim in this case has developed a habit of making frequent checks of his credit, debit accounts, particularly after he’s made a purchase.”
“At this point, we have no idea how many potential victims there are,” he said. “We are asking that any recent customers that have visited this McDonald’s in the last month or two to check their bank, credit card statements and make sure that there are no unauthorized charges to your account. Any unauthorized charges should be reported to the Millbrook Police Department.”
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Source: on 2019-08-13 10:08:37
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