Credit Card Scam Busted In Laurel

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A credit card scam busted. Police in Prince George’s County say they’ve stopped a waiter who repeatedly stole from his customers. He was caught at the T.G.I. Friday’s in Laurel.

Kai Jackson explains how some alert customers helped stop the scam.

It can happen in a flash. This YouTube video shows how easy it is for a waiter to steal your credit card information with a skimmer.

And police say that’s exactly what Brian Adams did when he worked as a waiter at the Laurel T.G.I. Friday’s.

“The more you see it on tv and the news reports, you gotta wonder,” said a restaurant patron. “Not everybody is honest anymore.”

Adams allegedly skimmed 73 cards, sold the information and rang up $42,000 in bogus charges. But police say he made a big mistake when he cloned the cards of two Secret Service agents. The agents noticed the extra charges, compared notes, and that sparked the investigation.

“Bad choice, but lucky for everybody else that it was stopped,” another restaurant patron said.

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said we can’t all be agents, but you need to stay aware.

“To regularly check your bank statements, to be sure to check your credit report and to be ever so careful how you use your credit card,” she said.

The restaurant fired Adams as soon as the scam was uncovered.

More than nine million people have their credit card information stolen every year.

Comments

One Comment

  1. HooDatIS? says:

    he is a loser
    if he went college he could have made 43k instead of stealing
    some people are just pathetic
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/this-dont-make-no-sensebrawl-in-the-streets-of-stl-st-louis-knockout/

  2. KMiss says:

    I hope that someone is pressing charges against him. I swear you have to be careful of using your card anywhere. I hope more restaurants start using the handheld system that allow customers to swipe their own card.

  3. Rickie says:

    first of all, the banks are liable, not the individuals. And the banks pay their ceo’s close to $20 million a year, so I wonder what theft is worse.. CEO’s making $20million a year when people are literally STARVING, or a guy charging $42K

  4. rdnkkkgrl says:

    GO FIGURE LOOK WAT COLOR HIS SKIN IS NO THATS NOT REALLY TRUE CAUSE WHITE PEOPLE CHEAT,STEAL,AND LIE WHILE BLACKS KILL N SHOOT PEOPLE AND GET AWAY W/IT!!!

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