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Police find more victims in Dunkin Donuts credit card scheme

Police find more victims in Dunkin Donuts credit card scheme

WYOMISSING, Pa. - Police in Berks County are widening their investigation into a credit card scheme that was allegedly carried out at Dunkin' Donuts in Wyomissing.

The list of victims is growing, police confirmed Wednesday. Area shoppers were stunned by the allegations.

"Wow. That's crazy. This world is going down the drain really quickly," said Victoria Lopez.

Police have charged former Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru clerk Christine Kline, from Reading, in connection with the crime.

Police said surveillance footage at the store, located on State Hill Road and Cheltenham Drive, captured Kline swiping several credit cards through a card skimmer that captured and stored the account information.

"That's sin," said John Debkowski. "That's what this world is full of today. We just live in a broken world."

"Yeah, just basically stealing," said Keith Sechrist. "It doesn't matter how or what form they use it, it's stealing."

Antoine Lamar Shirley, 32, of Wyomissing, was also charged in connection with the crime, according to court documents.

Investigators said Shirley can be seen on surveillance footage at several local stores using credit card information that was allegedly stolen by Kline.

It is not clear how Shirley obtained the credit card information, but police are urging customers to be on alert.

There are at least 15 victims in Wyomissing, one in West Reading, and several more in Spring Township, investigators confirm.

"It makes you not want to use your credit card anywhere," said Laticia Letterhouse. "It makes you want to use cash all the time."

Police are asking for customers of the Wyomissing Dunkin' Donuts to review their bank statements for any suspicious purchases. If you believe you were a victim, you're urged to call police immediately.


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