SPRINGDALE, OH (FOX19) - An O'Charley's restaurant worker accused of stealing customer credit card numbers appeared in court on Wednesday for felony theft charges.
Five people who dined at the Springfield O'Charley's reported that their credit card numbers had been stolen at the restaurant in March. Authorities say 22-year-old Briaghna Peters waited on all five victims.
Peters, of Fairfield, was arrested on Sept. 17. She claimed an unidentified person was paying her to retrieve the credit card information, court documents state.
Dining at O'Charley's in March was the only purchase the five victims had in common, which is how investigators connected Peters to the theft, according to court documents.
Peters employment has been terminated, according to an O'Charley's representative. The restaurant's headquarters released a statement reading in part:
"We worked with authorities as charges were brought and terminated the employee pending the outcome of the case. All employees at O'Charley's are required to sign an agreement to properly handle credit card information and protect customer privacy."