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Woman uses mobile payment app to steal $2,500 from restaurant

A woman is accused of stealing money from a restaurant using a mobile payment app
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Feb 9, 2015 9:22 pm

Donna Prouty, 57, is accused of stealing more than $2,500 in credits from a restaurant, accessing the restaurant's mobile payment account. Her husband allegedly allowed her to use the app to transfer funds from the restaurant's bank accounts into her own personal accounts.




The Maryland District Court Commissioner has charged Prouty with theft, theft scheme, and several counts of unauthorized use of a credit card.


Restaurants and other businesses hope that accepting mobile payments will make it easier for customers to pay - but mobile security remains a critical issue. It's unknown what service the restaurant uses to collect mobile payments, however, this type of issue must be solved to prevent similar security breaches.


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