A waiter at Zach Kutsher and El Chod's Jewish restaurant Kutsher's Tribeca has been arrested for using a skimming device to steal credit card numbers from customers and using those numbers to go on crazy Manhattan shopping sprees. The Post reports that the waiter allegedly scammed 110 Chase credit cards, as well as several American Express, Citibank, and Discover cards, using the stolen numbers to buy $126,000 worth of goodies around town. He was arrested on Tuesday on several counts of grand larceny and scheming to defraud.
Here's a statement from the Kutsher's team:
Kutsher's Tribeca has cooperated fully with a police investigation and subsequent arrest of a former employee who allegedly obtained credit card information from guests. Kutsher's Tribeca contacted the authorities as soon as they realized there may be an issue. The employee in question has not worked at Kutsher's Tribeca since April 2012, and Kutsher's Tribeca will continue to work with the NYPD to assist them in this matter.The good news is that if you were a victim of the scam, you'd probably already know it: the Post cites records that show the scheme happened between February 1 and April 30 of last year.
· Tribeca Waiter Busted for Swiping Credit Card Info [NYP]
· All Coverage of Kutsher's Tribeca [~ENY~]