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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 from Feb 9, 2015 @ 15:22 CST

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.

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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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