Federal lawsuit blames Michaels for PIN thefts
Josh Stockinger reports:
A West Chicago woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Michaels, claiming the arts-and-crafts giant failed to protect customers from “cyber-pickpockets” who stole sensitive banking information from checkout keypads at stores in 20 states.
The suit filed this week in Illinois’ northern district seeks class-action status and more than $5 million in damages for Brandi Ramundo and others whose credit and debit accounts were compromised. It comes in the wake of revelations by Michaels earlier this month that checkout PIN pads were tampered with at 80 of its stores across the country.
Read more in The Daily Herald.