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Dave & Buster’s waitress accused of stealing credit card numbers

A waitress at a Dave & Buster’s location on Long Island has been arrested and stands accused of being involved in an identity theft scheme and using a skimming device to collect credit card information from customers, Nassau County police said March 17.

Tressa Walker, 19, of Rosedale, is accused of using a skimming device to copy credit card numbers while working at Dave & Buster’s in Westbury, police say.
Tressa Walker

Investigators allege that starting in the beginning of March, Tressa Walker, 19, of Rosedale, Queens, was using a skimming device to copy the credit card information of her customers at a Dave & Buster’s restaurant in Westbury.

Walker, police said, would then pass the information along to three men who were also alleged to be involved in the scheme. She was arrested last Friday and charged

They were also arrested and have been identified by police as: Herve Denis, 23, of Elmont; Steven Jackson, 21, of St. Albans; and John Beasley, 22, of St. Albans.

“When Dave and Buster’s discovered that a food server was illegally capturing guests’ credit card numbers at our Westbury location, we promptly notified the police and terminated her employment,” said April Spearman, the company’s vice president of marketing. “Importantly, the employee did not obtain credit card information using our computer systems, which were not compromised and remain secure.”

Nassau County police charged Walker, Denis and Jackson with second-degree unlawful possession of a skimmer device. Authorities said Beasley was charged with four counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

Jackson, police said, was also been charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. It was not clear if he is alleged to have used any of the stolen credit card numbers in the theft.

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