KY: Thieves steal credit card information from local restaurant

Dave Spencer reports:

The owner of Smashing Tomato, an Italian restaurant in Lexington, says they were recently informed by the Secret Service about stolen credit card information.

Carolyn Toyoda, the co-owner of the locally run restaurant, says the call came as quite a shock.

Toyoda says, “This is my family’s business, and we take it very seriously. Our guest are our friends, they’re supporting us. We have a duty to be responsible. We’re embarrassed and appalled that this has happened to us.”

What happened she says, was someone hacked into the communication system between the cash register and the credit card processing company. The hacker then stole credit card numbers and is using them to fraudulently make purchases across the United States.

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