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Woman Steals $2,500 From Restaurant Through Mobile Payment App

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She is facing charges of theft, theft scheme, and using credit cards without authorization.

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Technology can be a great time saver for restaurants, but it also has its downsides: According to NBC, a woman in Ocean Park, Maryland was charged last week for using a mobile app to steal $2,500 from a local restaurant. Police say 57-year-old Donna Prouty turned herself in Thursday and is facing charges of theft, theft scheme, and using credit cards without authorization.

WMDT-47 writes that Prouty's husband was an employee of the restaurant in question. Prouty's husband gave Donna access to the mobile app that employees kept on their phones to "accept payments from customers." She then used this app to "transfer over $2,500 in credits from the restaurant's financial account into her own accounts." Police were involved after the unnamed restaurant reported "fraudulent transactions" on their bank accounts. Prouty's husband was fired from the restaurant on Thursday.

Unfortunately, it's not just employees that steal from restaurants: Last August, a manager of a Washington, D.C. Checkers pled guilty to stealing the identity of one of his employees. The manager used the employee's social security number to open 16 credit card accounts. He then used the cards to go on vacation to theme parks like Six Flags Great America and on shopping sprees. The manager was sentenced to 10 months in jail.

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