FL: Pasco County diners become credit card fraud victims

Jamie Klein reports:

Eight local victims of credit card fraud had one thing in common: They had eaten at the Mugs n’ Jugs restaurant on U.S. 19 in Port Richey before noticing fake charges on their cards.

Authorities say former Mugs n’ Jugs waitress Kathryn Shana’e Perez used a “skimmer,” a scanning device that captures personal details from a card’s magnetic strip, to get information from customers’ cards.

Then she would give the small device to her cousin Brandon James Quillen, whom authorities arrested July 22. He used the information to make fake credit cards that he gave to others, authorities said.

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