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Female Starbucks worker busted stealing customer’s credit card information and spending $200

By Mason White 10:31 AM January 5, 2016
The worker who took the credit card 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A woman was very angry to learn that someone stole her credit card information and used it to buy groceries.

Juana Martinez, 25, who is the wife of a military officer, captured the moment that she confronted a Starbucks employee after learning that she was the one who stole her credit card information.

While serving Martinez, the female Starbucks worker claimed that she was getting more receipt paper, but instead, she made a copy of the customer’s credit card and she spend $212 at a grocery store.

Martinez and her brother Brian Espinoza, came to the drive-thru at Starbucks in Lakewood, California, where the mother of three children confronted the barista who was accused of the theft.

She told the cashier that she was caught on camera buying food with the stolen card information. The young woman immediately apologized profusely.

Martinez told the woman that she stole from her and her three children, who are two, five and six years old.

The terrified worker admitted to her actions.

“I’m sorry that I took money from you and your kids. I’m sorry that this is inconvenient for you,” she said. “I am a good child. I swear I am really good. I really do go to school. I’m 19. I play soccer,” she added.

She begged the victim not to file a police report and she also offered to repay the money on the spot, but Martinez declined.

Martinez told the teenager that she already informed her bosses. “You come to Starbucks to get coffee, not to get robbed,” she said.

Starbucks confirmed that the worker in question was fired. However, Martinez did not file a police report.

She believes that since the video of the incident went viral after it was uploaded to the Internet, the shame is enough of a punishment.