Ex-employees at Wrigley Field, Chicago restaurants accused of stealing credit …

CHICAGO — Six former employees at Wrigley Field and several Chicago restaurants are accused of stealing customers’ credit card information and using it to rack up thousands of dollars in charges.

One of the establishments, the RL Restaurant, is on Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile and is run by Ralph Lauren.

She says identity theft is a significant threat in Illinois .

The six suspects are accused of using a small credit card reader to swipe customers’ cards and then make counterfeit ones. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office says the group made purchases of more than $200,000 from the victims’ banking and credit card accounts.

The other establishments were Taco Bell and McDonald’s restaurants.

Madigan announced the charges Friday.

She says identity theft is a significant threat in Illinois. Last year, more than 3,200 identity theft complaints were filed with her office.



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