Posts Tagged ‘Lavelle Denise Payne’

New jobs easy to find for servers arrested in D.C. credit card skimming case

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Simone Carrie Diane Folk and Lavelle Denise Payne were arrested, convicted and sentenced for their part in a massive credit-card skimming ring, which netted nearly $750,000 from patrons at some of Washington, D.C.’s most popular restaurants.

But that has been no obstacle to getting other restaurant jobs.

Folk, a 28-year-old single mother with two children, worked at the M&S Grill at the time of her arrest in late March. In June, she pleaded guilty to using a credit card skimmer to steal credit card information that resulted in roughly $137,500 in purchases and affected 33 financial institutions. (more…)

Eight plead guilty in D.C. restaurants skimmer scheme

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Eight people have pleaded guilty to using skimmers to steal more than $736,000 from customers at Washington, D.C.’s M&S Grill, Clyde’s Restaurant and 701 Restaurant, according to federal prosecutors. (more…)

LifeLock reviews: Servers use skimmers to steal $750,000 from D.C. area diners

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

You’ve heard it a thousand times: Never let your credit (or debit) card out of your sight. Granted, it might be a little awkward, or even embarrassing, to follow your server from your table to the cash register when you pay your check, but in the Washington D.C. area there are .75 million new reasons to do it anyhow.

Five servers at five upscale D.C. area restaurants have been arrested and charged with using skimmers to add $750,000 in debts to customers’ credit and debit cards.

The restaurants involved are Clyde’s of Gallery Place, M&S Grill, 701 Restaurant, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and the Gaylord Hotel. (more…)