MA: Waiter charged with credit card fraud

Anthony Fay reports that at an alert restaurant owner may have saved more of her customers from becoming victims of a rogue employee.

The owner of a Springfield Chinese restaurant called police, after she allegedly discovered one of her waiters stealing customers’ credit and debit card information. Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that 32 year-old Ip Hou Yin of Brooklyn, New York  is facing several charges, including credit card fraud and larceny, following his arrest Wednesday night.

According to Delaney, the owner of the Ginger Blossom on Parker Street went through her surveillance footage, and saw one of her new waiters running customers’ cards through a portable skimmer-scanner that he kept in his pocket.  She called the police, who reviewed the footage, and seized a bag that was hidden in a planter outside the restaurant. Inside the bag, officers found the scanner, as well as “many pre-paid gift cards and numerous credit cards.”

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