BJ's employee charged with stealing credit-card number
Published 12:56 pm, Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Sergio Molina, 22, of Brooks Street in Bridgeport, turned himself in at police headquarters Tuesday to face charges issued in connection with the theft of a customer's credit-card number at BJ's Wholesale Club.
Molina was charged with fourth-degree larceny, illegal use of a credit card and receiving goods illegally. He was released on a promise to appear Feb. 27 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.
According to police, Molina was working as a line supervisor at BJ's Wholesale Club on Black Rock Turnpike when he appropriated a customer's credit-card number last December to purchase $1,000 worth of Visa gift cards. He also used the credit-card number to purchase some groceries from the store, police said.
Molina admitted to using the credit-card number, as well as to taking a scratch-off lottery ticket, a weekly calendar binder, an iPod touch and a case of Heinken beer from the store, according to the report, according to the report.
The store's manager was alerted to the fraudulent use of the credit card by the card's owner. The card had been used at BJ's last Dec. 13, and the fraudulent charges began to show up the next day. Molina was pinpointed as the suspect through a review of receipts and security video.