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West LA Credit Card Info Stealing Waitress Gets Probation

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A West LA waitress at a Hamburger Hamlet was found guilty of 34 felony counts of identity theft and credit card fraud was sentenced to 5 years probation and a $3,000 fine. "April DuBoise, 29, used a "wedge" -- a small skimming device that reads and stores data from a credit card for downloading to a computer -- over a 1 1/2-month period while working in early 2006 at the Hamburger Hamlet restaurant at 2927 Sepulveda Blvd. in West Los Angeles," explains the Daily News. Although it's said that DuBoise, who sold the information to another man, caused $28,000 in damages, prosecutors say that the number is "a gross underestimation." The publicity of the case caused a sharp drop in business forcing the closure of the restaurant.

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