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Felon skimmed info from Orlando restaurant customers, cops say

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An Orlando convicted felon whom police say ran a credit-card skimming scheme took information from customers of a East Colonial Drive restaurant and may have more victims, they say.

Orlando Police said Tuesday that several customers of TooJays Deli were victims of a credit-card scheme by Josue Morales to steal credit-card numbers. Morales, 33, was arrested Monday and charged with credit-card fraud, criminal use of personal information and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Investigators think he was using servers at local restaurants to skim victims' numbers. Morales then recoded stolen card numbers onto blank cards and defrauded banks, stores and credit-card companies.  So far, detectives have identified 32 victims, but this investigation could continue for several months.

Detectives have also questioned a waitress who worked at the restaurant.  Chris Seymour is a regional supervisor for TooJays.  He said the waitress worked there for five months but is no longer employed at the restaurant.  The waitress who used to work here has not been charged. 

Seymour has advice for recent visitors with concerns.  "Please check your credit card statements, and contact the proper authorities if you see anything that's out of line," said Seymour.

TooJays is cooperating with the ongoing investigation. Anyone who thinks he or she may be a victim is asked to call Orlando Police and file a report.

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