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In May, two employees of Burger King, both of whom were teenagers, were charged in connection with debit card theft. The charges against one of the teens, Zyikieus Tashun Riles, 17, have since been dismissed. The other defendant, a 16-year-old juvenile, entered an admissions to the charges in July and his case was adjudicated then.
According to a report from the Douglas Police Department, they allegedly took pictures of a customer’s credit card at the drive-through then used the card information to attempt to make nine purchases totaling $1,303. Only a single charge of $1 went through; the victim cancelled her card before the remaining purchases cleared. As a result of the investigation, Riles and the juvenile were arrested on multiple charges related to financial card transaction fraud.
A Douglas Police Department incident report states that the alleged credit card information theft occurred on May 21. It was reported on May 23. The victim was from Meigs.
During the initial investigation, Riles told the investigating officer that he was attempting to pay the juvenile for a meal and the juvenile told him to take a photo of the card. Riles also stated that he did not know anything about any money getting spent on the card. According to the report, there were no photos of the card on Riles’s phone. Riles was arrested while the Department of Juvenile Justice took over the investigation as it related to the juvenile.
Since the incident took place, all charges against Riles have been dropped. Documents related to Riles show that his charges were dismissed due to prosecutorial discretion. The juvenile admitted to his charges in July and was sentenced.
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