Your Credit Card Info Possibly Stolen At Louisiana Restaurants
If you recently purchased anything from the Southern Classic Chicken or the Burger King in Many, Louisiana, and you used your debit or credit card, you might want to check your statement to see if you spot anything that doesn't look right.
According to Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell, Desha Laneece Waller of Many, 25 years old, was just arrested this past Friday, August 12, for numerous counts of Identity Theft.
The Arrests Just Kept On Coming!
Just a week earlier, on August 5, Waller was arrested for Theft under $1000 (misdemeanor) and Obstruction of Justice in one case and Aggravated Cruelty to Animals in another case.
Additionally, on August 8 Waller was booked for two warrants from Caddo Parish for Felony Theft.
In the report from the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office, we learn that Detective Don Flores seized and obtained a search warrant for Waller’s cellular phone for evidence in the misdemeanor theft case.
According To Detectives Here's How They Believe It Went Down
Detective Shelly Sepulvado discovered over 40 videos in Waller’s phone of different credit/debit cards (front & back) while she was working the drive-thru at Southern Classic Chicken in Many, Louisiana on the evening of Saturday, July 2, 2022. Waller was employed at Southern Classic from June 24 – July 3, 2022.
It appears Waller’s phone was lying on the counter in video record mode, and it is alleged that she would hold the different cards in front of the camera to record all the card information. The videos also displayed Waller’s face in the background.
Detectives said Waller had used one of the victim’s credit card information for purchases, but it is unknown about all the others at this time.
There May Be Other Cards That Have Been Compromised
Detectives also learned Waller was recently employed at Burger King in Many as well.
Detectives are still searching through Waller’s phone data and additional charges could be pending. Waller was already incarcerated at the Sabine Parish Women’s Jail.
Waller was booked for 42-counts of Identity Theft and no bond has been set at this time by the 11th Judicial District Court.
Sheriff Mitchell said if you believe your credit/debit or bank card information has been compromised or stolen, please contact that bank or institution and Sabine Parish Sheriff Detective Sepulvado at 318-590-9475.