Norfolk 7-Eleven employee accused of photographing customer's credit cards

Posted at 4:37 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 18:42:41-05

NORFOLK, Va. - A Norfolk 7-Eleven employee is accused of fraud.

Police say the incident happened at the store on Chesapeake Blvd. and Fishermans Rd. According to the call for service report, the employee was caught taking pictures of a credit card that had been left at the store.

Officers responded to the convenience store on Monday morning around 10:30 a.m.

According to the report, a customer left a credit card at the store on Sunday. After looking at their account, they found thousands of dollars worth of charges had been racked up.

The manager claims the employee was caught on video taking pictures of the credit card. This concerns some customers in the area.

Rene Starrett is a local resident who uses convenience stores like 7-Eleven all the time. She's also dealing with fraud issues herself, shedding light on what it's like to lose hard-earned money.

"First of all [it's] extremely violating. Somebody's tapped into our personal money, things that we've worked very hard for," she says.

She hopes that she can encourage people to be careful when using their cards at stores and being sure they are secured before leaving.

News 3 tried to speak with the manager at 7-Eleven about the accusations, but weren't able to reach them.

If you are a victim of fraud, call the Norfolk Police Department at (757) 664-3277.