BOCA RATON, Fla. - An employee at a Boca Raton McDonald's has been arrested for allegedly stealing the credit card information of customers, according to city police.
Percival James was arrested on Wednesday and charged with using a scanning device to defraud, possession of credit card-making equipment and identity fraud.
According to a police media release, on January 15 a frequent customer of the McDonald's at 701 West Yamato Road told police he believed his credit card information had been stolen and used in several places.
The victim told officers he eats at the Yamato Road McDonald's on a weekly basis and that he pays with his debit card. He usually uses the drive-thru to purchase his meals.
Officers contacted the McDonald's manager, who agreed to check the surveillance video of employees working the drive-thru on the dates the victim purchased food at the restaurant.
Surveillance video showed James swiping customers' credit cards on the McDonald's system, them swiping them again on a small, black device.
When police searched James, they found a skimming device in a pocket.
James told officers he had been approached several months earlier by two unknown subjects who asked if he wanted to skim credit card information from customers to make extra money. He told police that he would skim the credit cards then meet up with his contacts periodically to exchange the device for the cash and that he had done this about three times.
Anyone who believes his or her credit card information was stolen at the Yamato Road McDonald's is asked to contact Detective John Turek at (561) 620-6148.
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