A girl who labored at a Tim Hortons in Amherst has admitted she took photos of shoppers’ bank cards together with her cellphone and later, together with her boyfriend, used the stolen data to purchase about $3,600 value of home items, live performance tickets and take-out meals, based on the Erie County District Legal professional’s Workplace.
Ayla L. Torres and Darren R. Sanders, each 28, who stay collectively in Buffalo’s Lovejoy neighborhood, pleaded responsible Friday to id theft and scheme to defraud, each felonies. They withstand 4 years in jail when they’re sentenced by State Supreme Courtroom Justice Christopher J. Burns this spring.
Prosecutors say Torres was working at a espresso store at 1810 Maple Highway – a Tim Hortons linked to a Speedway fuel station – when, between July and October 2019, she took pictures of an undisclosed variety of bank cards handed to her on the drive-thru.
Torres then despatched the pictures to Sanders and, collectively, they made quite a few fraudulent purchases – together with a crib, bedding and tickets to a Cardi B live performance – that added as much as $3,366, based on authorities.