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Police: McDonald's worker took pictures of credit cards, used info to shop online

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 15:30:29-05

SAGINAW COUNTY, Mich. — (WNEM) -- Police are sounding the alert after a local McDonald’s worker was accused of taking pictures of credit cards and using the information to shop online.

The Buena Vista Police Department said the suspect worked at the fast-food restaurant on Holland in Saginaw County.

According to investigators, while working the drive-thru window the suspect would take pictures of the front and back of credit cards used for payment, and then hand it back to the customer. Later the suspect would use the credit card information to make phone or online purchases.

Police said this is not an isolated incident, and the suspect has been fired.

They are currently at the Saginaw County Jail on felony charges.

McDonald's Owner/Operator Rob Spangler issued the following statement regarding the incident:

“The safety and security of our customers and their information is a top priority. When we became aware of this issue, we immediately notified law enforcement and worked closely with the authorities in their investigation. I can confirm this individual is no longer employed by my organization.”

Investigators want to remind everyone to use good credit card safety, and carefully review your credit card/debit card statements, especially during the holidays.

If you are a victim of this incident, call Det Yant with the Buena Vista Police Department at (989) 753-7793.