Taco Bell employee accused of taking photos of customer's debit card, making fraudulent purchases

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Taco Bell employee is accused of using a customer's credit card information to make fraudulent purchases.

According to the criminal complaint, a woman called police to report fraudulent activity on her debit card in the amount of $57.93.

It happened between February 12th and February 14th.

Prior to the fraudulent activity, the woman had last used her debit card at the Taco Bell on S. Green Bay Road in Racine.

Authorities spoke with that Taco Bell location and learned that an employee was captured on video surveillance taking pictures of the victim's debit card.

The video showed the employee take a debit card from a customer in the drive-thru to pay for an order. The employee then swiped the card multiple times while it was in her possession. The video also showed the employee take a picture of the debit card with her phone before turning it over to view the 3-digit security code.

According to the complaint, the employee then used the customer's debit card to order an Uber ride home from the Taco Bell restaurant. The employee also allegedly ordered food from 'Uber Eats.' 

The employee now faces charges of Felony Personal ID Theft and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. 

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