HAMILTON, Ohio (WKRC) – The fast-food drive thru: We’ve all been there, and aside from hoping our order is right, you probably didn’t think about much else.
A Hamilton woman said she was conned on her lunch break doing something we’ve all done. Trisha Ryan ordered and pulled up to the window at the Hamilton Burger King on Main Street. Next, she handed the cashier her debit card.
She said the man behind the counter hesitated and looked at her card, which made her watch him more closely.
“I saw him grab his phone line it up, hover it over something on the counter, took a picture, then he did some more handwork and then he took another picture and gave me my receipt. So I said, ‘Hey, I just saw you take a picture of my card.’ He’s like, ‘No, I didn’t,’ and he continued to argue with me,” said Ryan.
Ryan got the manager, who took her employee’s phone then called police. This is a portion of the 911 call made by the general manager of the restaurant:
“I have an employee that’s been taking pictures of people’s credit cards. I took his phone from him because a customer saw him do it and he has more than one credit card on here.”
Ryan said she is glad she caught him, especially because there were other credit card pictures on his phone, according to police. Ryan canceled her card.
Police recommend putting down our phones and watching the cashier at the drive thru. It’s safer to pay with cash or a gift card, but if you pay with your card, regularly check your statement to make sure you are not a victim.
Hamilton Police are looking at that phone, and, as of now, the former Burger King employee is not facing any charges.