Boynton Beach McDonald's employee accused of stealing credit card info from customers

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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- A Boynton Beach McDonald's employee is accused of stealing credit card information from customers who bought food at the restaurant's drive-through.

Delson St. Pierre, 20, was being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bond. He is charged with using a scanning device or re-encoder to defraud. He was released early Friday morning.

Boynton Beach Police began investigating the case last week when they received reports of fraud at the McDonald's at North Congress Avenue and Gateway Boulevard. The restaurant's manager said he received a complaint from a customer who was notified by her bank that someone tried to charge $238 to her account at the Target on North Congress Avenue on June 21.

She added that the attempted charge took place after she used her credit card June 18 at the McDonald's. That led her to believe that one of the restaurant's employees might be skimming customer's credit card information.

The owner and operator of the McDonald's, Paul Raffa, said the business takes this issue "extremely seriously."

"The police have our full cooperation in this investigation," Raffa said.


After looking at video surveillance of the restaurant, the restaurant's manager told Boynton Beach Police that he saw St. Pierre swipe three credit cards on a device attached to his phone, according to the arrest report.

When he was taken into custody today, St. Pierre admitted to using a credit card scanning device about 129 times during a one-month period, the report said. He added that he got the scanner from a man he knows as "card man."

St. Pierre went on to say that card man pays him $500 for every 30 credit card numbers he gets. He added that, so far, he has been paid about $2,100, according to the report.