An employee from an Ohio-based Taco Bell was taken into custody earlier this month following accusations of conducting deceptive credit card operations, as per multiple reports.
"My card will never come out of my hand again. You can hand me the machine," alleged victim and Taco Bell customer Crystal Orwig told WTVG/Gray News. "I’ll pay for it that way."
This month, Trevell Mosby, who works at a Taco Bell situated on Navarre Avenue in Oregon, Ohio, faced legal consequences for identity theft and fraud allegations. This action was prompted by several customers who noticed unauthentic transactions on their bank records – in some cases, these transactions surpassed by hundreds of dollars.
Kristin and Crystal Orwig, a couple, remarked that on a recent visit to the eatery, they became suspicious when the cashier took an unusually long time to process their payment.
"I hand the kid my card, and he swipes it," Kristin Orwig said to WTVG. "He’s in there for a few minutes and kind of looks over at me because we’re like, ‘Where’s my card?’ and he’s like ‘Oh, I’m sorry, I’m having trouble with your card, I’m going to have to swipe it."
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The pair mentioned that they had previously used the card at another establishment without any issues. They believed Mosby to be the cashier who eventually processed their card. Initially, they didn't give it much thought until they reviewed their bank statement a few days afterward.
To their shock, they found online charges amounting to $700 from that outlet and are now in the process of retrieving the amount.
The Oregon Police Department delved into the issue and, following claims from several other patrons about comparable deceptive transactions, took Mosby into custody. Officers relayed to WTVG that customers have limited preventive measures against such offenses, with the primary advice being to consistently monitor their bank statements and alert officials upon identifying any unauthorized activities.
"The investigation into this case is ongoing, as numerous additional victims are still being identified," assistant chief of police Ryan Spangler told Fox News Digital. "Detectives will be meeting with the Lucas County Common Pleas Court Prosecutor’s office in the next few days to discuss felony criminal charges in this case."
"If your credit card has been compromised, please file a police report. It can be done in person at the Oregon Police Division or if you are a resident, an officer can be dispatched to your home. When filing a report, please provide the officer a copy of bank statement indicating the fraudulent charges. Also provide the charge with the date and time of the transaction that you believe is when your card was compromised," the police department shared to its Facebook page.
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