Clearwater, FL (May 16, 2019) – On Thursday, police arrested 18-year-old Zena Issari, an employee at Checkers who used customer’s credit cards to make purchases.
Issari has since been charged by police with using or obtaining a debit card to steal the information of multiple customers through fraudulent use of personal ID information.
Police say that Issari used a customer’s card to make a $100 charge on CashApp while the victim was purchasing food at Checkers. Issari ran the card for her own purposes before she ran the card for the victim’s purchases, according to police.
When police viewed surveillance videos, they saw Issari using her phone to take the victim’s information. Issari confessed to police but told them that she stole the information for another party to use, and not herself.
Issari also allegedly stole information from other customers. It is unclear how many individuals could have fallen victim to this scam at this time.
Clearwater Fraud Laws
Being charged with any type of Florida fraud crime can be a frightening experience, especially when you have been accused of deceiving clients from their money or goods. These crimes are sometimes charged under federal laws in Florida and are handled seriously by the court, especially when large amounts of money are involved. These offenses could lead to penalties ranging from time in county jail to state prisons, large fines, and the inability to retain work in the future in many areas. A conviction could be serious enough to leave a major impact on your life that you might not have been expecting, which is why it is important to speak with an attorney about your rights at this time.
Our attorneys at Musca Law have over 150 years of combined experience in handling these types of cases and are concerned about your rights and future just as much as you are during this challenging time. Your intentions when you committed a fraud crime are of utmost importance and bringing a defense to show that you did not intentionally try to engage in credit card fraud on the level that the prosecutor is saying you did. If you are in need of legal help as you work toward case results during this difficult time, please reach out to us for more information at (800) 687-2252.
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