Olympia McDonald's employee accused of skimming customers' cards

Olympia McDonald's employee accused of skimming customers' cards

Olympia McDonald's employee accused of skimming customers' cards

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

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Posted on November 17, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 17 at 1:36 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A 17-year-old McDonald's employee is accused of stealing money from customers with the use of a credit card skimmer.

According to investigators, the boy obtained credit card information and PIN numbers from customers with a skimming device on a card swiping machine at an Olympia restaurant.

Police said the boy admitted he bought electronics and toys with the stolen information. He told them he resold the items on Craigslist.

Police said they found "thousands of dollars" worth of merchandise at the 17-year-old's home.

Kim Anderson, owner of the McDonalds where the 17-year-old worked, issued a statement regarding the case:

"Nothing is more important to me than the security of my customers," Anderson said. "This is an isolated incident which we take very seriously. Please be assured that this is not reflective of the values of my employees."

The teen faces identity theft and forgery charges.

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