For at least a decade, organized crime groups around the world, but particularly in Eastern Europe, have been honing their hacking skills in a bid to capture our credit card and bank account numbers. Increasingly, they’re targeting restaurant franchises and…

The restaurant industry is rife with ways to lose profitability. Just when you think you have things buttoned up, a new twist comes along that can threaten your business and you may not even know about it. Last year the…

More than two dozen current and former waiters and their associates from some of the city’s top steakhouses have been arrested in an alleged identity theft ring, accused of stealing credit card numbers from wealthy customers, authorities said Friday. The…

A Katy man employed as a waiter at a local restaurant has been charged with fraud in connection with the theft of customers’ credit card account numbers. Brandon Levar Harris, 28, a waiter at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers restaurant, 23318…

A 17-year-old McDonald’s employee has been arrested on suspicion of using a credit-card skimming device to steal more than $15,000 from customers at the drive-thru at the downtown restaurant, authorities say. He used the money to buy high-end electronics and…

Cold fries are one thing.  Getting your credit card stolen at the drive-thru window – that’s a federal crime. At least that’s what a McDonald’s employee in Oak Park is learning after getting charged today with stealing customers’ credit card…

Federal authorities say they’ve indicted seven people for skimming credit card information from diners at Twin Cities restaurants. The indictment unsealed in Minneapolis charges the group of seven Twin Cities people with bank fraud. Federal authorities say from last August…

King County prosecutors have filed identity-theft charges against a fast-food worker and two alleged accomplices on allegations that she used a “skimmer” to steal credit card information. Leveling the allegations on the heels of a similar scheme uncovered earlier this…

Caddo Parish sheriff’s deputies say a restaurant manager and her sister allegedly used a stolen credit card number to ring up $100 tips on fake food orders. Sheriff’s Detective Bobby Herring says 28-year-old Lakeshia Robinson, her 26-year-old sister, Kimberly Robinson,…

The lunch rush at the South McAllen Olive Garden Italian Restaurant is often a hurried affair. Waiters rush from kitchen to table with heaping plates of pasta, diners keep an eye on the clock in a rush to get back…