Cops: Chili's waitress stole credit card numbers

A Queens woman was arrested Thursday at Chili's in Westbury, charged with using an illegal skimmer device to steal credit card information and accused of using that information to make more than $5,000 in illegal purchases at Roosevelt Field mall, police said. (Credit: Jim Staubitser)

A waitress at a Westbury restaurant was arraigned Friday on charges of using an illegal skimmer device to steal credit card information police said she then used to make more than $5,000 in illegal purchases at Roosevelt Field mall.

Brittany Louis, 24, of 75-25 153rd St., Apt. 511, Flushing, was arrested Thursday and charged with third-degree grand larceny, second-degree unlawful possession of a skimmer device and four counts of third-degree unlawfully possessing personal identification information, Nassau County police said.

At her arraignment Friday in First District Court in Hempstead, Louis was ordered held on $2,500 bond or $2,500 cash.


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Police said that between December 2013 and the time she was arrested Louis used her position as a waitress at Chili's on Corporate Drive to skim credit card numbers, information she then used to make illegal purchases at Bloomingdale's.

The total loss to Citibank was $5,438.80.

Police said Louis was arrested by U.S. Secret Service agents and detectives from the Crimes Against Property Squad at Chili's at 5:45 p.m.

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