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Cops: Chili’s Waitress Skimmed Customers Credit Cards

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Germithe Geffrard (Source: Coral Springs Police Department)

Germithe Geffrard (Source: Coral Springs Police Department)

South Florida Crime

CORAL SPRINGS (CBSMIAMI) – A Broward County waitress isn’t serving meals anymore but may soon be serving time in jail after she was found in possession of an illegal credit card scanner.

Coral Springs police arrested Germithe Geffrard, 23, of Pompano Beach on April 30th at the Chili’s restaurant she worked in Coral Springs.

According to police, loss prevention from Chili’s, located at 1650 University Drive, received several complaints from customers about fraudulent activity on their credit cards between February and April 2012.

Loss prevention was able to determine it was Geffrard responsible for the fraudulent activity.

When Coral Springs police arrived at Chili’s they found Geffrard to be possession of an illegal credit card scanning device located in her work apron, according to Coral Springs Lieutenant Joe McHugh.

According to the police arrest form, Geffrard would take the customer’s credit card to the resister and use it properly to charge their bill. After charging their bill she would scan the card through the illegal scanner, which would store the credit card information. Geffrard would scan at least three or more credit cards a day or as many as she possibly could during a shift, stated the arrest form.

Geffrard told police she was skimming credit cards for approximately one month at this particular Chili’s location.

The police arrest form also stated Geffrard would give the credit card information to an unknown contact later at her apartment.

Geffrard was arrested and charged with possession of a scanning device.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Ames of the Coral Springs Police Department at 954-346-1281.

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