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Coral Springs waitress skimmed customers' credit cards, police said
.orlandosentinel. ^ | May 5, 2012 | By Erika Pesantes,

Posted on 05/05/2012 4:05:35 PM PDT by dennisw

A waitress was caught skimming customers' credit cards at a Chili's restaurant in Coral Springs and police suspect there are more victims.

Germithe Geffrard, 23, was charged with possession of a scanning device, which she admitted to hiding in her apron and using as often as possible during each shift, police said.

She obtained about 50 credit card numbers while working at the restaurant at 1650 University Dr., Coral Springs Lt. Joe McHugh said Saturday.

Police investigated after several customers complained about the fraudulent activity taking place between February and April, he said.

Geffrard admitted she had skimmed customers' credit cards and police arrested her Monday. Enter to win a pair of diamond earrings for Mother's Day

The Pompano Beach woman said she would scan patrons' credit cards properly at the register and then remove her own electronic scanner from her apron and skim the cards there.

She had an unknown accomplice who would then collect the credit card information, police said.

More charges could be pending against Geffrard as the investigation continues, McHugh said.

In a company statement released to the Sun Sentinel, Chili's Grill and Bar said, "This was an isolated incident involving one employee. Chili’s is cooperating fully with authorities on their investigation, and this food server’s employment ended when we learned of this conduct.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: chilis; coralsprings; creditcardfraud; florida; germithegeffrard; joemchugh; pompanobeach
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To: TheOldLady

I juust thought it was funny.


51 posted on 05/06/2012 10:34:49 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: BerryDingle

She looks like s swell person. :/


52 posted on 05/06/2012 10:37:24 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: left that other site

I looked on google, we have been to the one in Margate on 441. Good wings. I had forgotten about it (it’s a bit of a trek for us.


53 posted on 05/06/2012 1:29:08 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: brytlea

Alas, the one in Margate on 441 is closed now. That is the one where George W. Bush visited, and it was a weekly haunt for me. Everybody knew us by name there, but it was in a difficult location. Nothing seems to succeed in that particular strip mall, because there is no access directly from 441.


54 posted on 05/06/2012 1:45:26 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site

Well, bummer. We will have to hike up to the one you mentioned. I will write the address down and visit it. We do love wings. Wish it were a little bit closer, but heck, we do get up that way. It’s not that far from Joannes, and I go there for sewing stuff.


55 posted on 05/15/2012 12:09:34 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: brytlea

I had lunch there today...Caesar Salad with grilled Buffalo Chicken tenders on top. YUM! :-)

I live right near Joanne’s. Come and see me sometime. I LOVE to sew...haven’t done it for a while though.


56 posted on 05/15/2012 1:38:53 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site

Sounds fun!


57 posted on 05/15/2012 2:06:46 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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