Orlando restaurant server allegedly stole credit card information



ORLANDO, Fla. - For the second time in a week, a server at an Orlando restaurant has been arrested, accused of stealing customers' credit card information.

Last week an employee at the TooJay's Deli at Colonial Drive and Bumby Avenue was arrested and accused of stealing customer credit card information.

Now, Yahaira Toro, is accused of using a skimming device at New York Diner on Semoran Boulevard.

Police said the restaurant's owner, Harrison Edelman, called after several customers reported charges on their accounts that they didn't make.

Edelman told WFTV's Renee Stoll that he spent several hours with police, going through transactions made at his restaurant.

Reports show Orlando police have connected Toro to at least five cases of skimming credit cards.

According to the Edelman, two of the victims were law enforcement officers.

The incident comes after two similar busts, one at the TooJay's, and another at the Westgate Resort.

Police said Toro used a skimming device and that she enlisted the help of other servers.

Edelman said when several customers called the restaurant, he immediately took the information to police.

Edelman issued a statement calling the incident a "disappointing and disheartening trend that seems to be cropping up."

He went on to say that his business has "a zero-tolerance police for any assumed or proven illegal activities."

Police haven't said whether or not they believe Toro is connected with any of the credit card thefts reported at other restaurants.

Stoll stopped at Toro's home to get her side of the story, but Toro refused to talk.

The restaurant's owner sent the following statement to Renee Stoll in response to the incident:

"We here at New York Diner take this situation and all similar situations extremely seriously. We have a zero tolerance policy for any assumed or proven illegal activities, either in the building or nearby our premises. It is a subject that all business owners, food service related or not, must be cautious about and take a vigilant stand to dissuade potential employees from taking advantage of either yourself, your management or your clientele. The damage may be irreparable, either financially or to your reputation, and any steps we can take to prevent either ourselves or any other small or large business owner from having to personally deal with such a disappointing and disheartening trend that seems to be cropping up in this most recent batch of unemployed the better we, as entrepreneurs, can sleep at night.”