Cedar Falls Pita Pit Customers Experience Credit Card Fraud

Claire Kellett reports:

Cedar Falls police are investigating an unusually high amount of credit card fraud just in the past few days.

The department says isolated cases are common, but it is receiving enough reports to consider asking the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for help.

Police say this is affecting both debit cards and credit cards. They think others are stealing numbers off a card after it is swiped through a credit card machine.


“My bank is talking to police and they said they traced it back to the Pita Pit here in Cedar Falls. They don’t know if anywhere else.”

The manager here told us off camera they are working with the police and credit card companies to figure out what happened.

They have temporarily taken their credit card system offline. Police aren’t specifying what businesses might be affected because they’re still trying to link the roughly 30 fraud reports they’ve received the past couple days.

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