Looks like the Austin restaurant with a credit card skimming problem was indeed a Chipotle. A cashier at a Sunset Valley outpost of the fast casual chain has been arrested for allegedly stealing the credit card information of over 500 customers with a small hand-held scanner. The Statesman reports:
Police notified a Chipotle corporate investigator who reviewed surveillance footage of the transactions. The footage showed a woman later identified as Jaimes-Ferrara swiping credit cards covertly in a small hand-held device, the affidavit said. On April 24, Round Rock police went to the restaurant dressed in plain clothes and observed Jaimes-Ferrara swipe three credit cards on a small device in a 10-minute span while she was working at the cash register, the affidavit said.Of the 527 cards the police say they found on the scanner, only 89 victims have been identified; previously, the police did not release the name of the restaurant in order to protect the ongoing investigation.
· Police: Cashier Stole 500 Customers' Credit Card Information [Statesman]
· All Crime Wire [EATX]