Police arrest 3 for credit card "skimming" at Steak n' Shake

By WEEK Producer

February 6, 2014 Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Police are investigating a credit card “skimming” incident involving an employee at the Steak n’ Shake in Normal.

On Monday, police arrested Steak n’ Shake employee Marlon M. Pettis, 19, along with Arneka N. Boddie, 36, and Bernarro Williams, 34, in connection with at least seven reports of fraudulent credit card charges.

All three Normal residents are charged with organizing a financial criminal enterprise, defrauding a financial institution and receipt of goods and services.

Between December and January, the McLean County Sheriff’s Office, Normal Police Department and Bloomington Police Department received multiple reports from residents who had their credit card information compromised.

An investigation is ongoing. Police are urging residents who used their credit/debit cards at the Steak n’ Shake, 325 S. Veteran’s Parkway in Normal, between November 15, 2013 and February 1, 2014 to keep a close watch for unauthorized charges.

If you notice any odd charges contact Detective Darren Wolters, dwolters@normal.org, or Detective Nicole Bruno, nbruno@normal.org, by e-mail or phone at 309-454-9593 for assistance.

Police said this incident is an issue with an employee at this specific Steak n' Shake location and will not effect patrons in other cities.

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