Man arrested for “skimming” credit cards in South Riding
A New York man was arrested this month after a customer discovered the suspect was "skimming" from the credit cards of customers at a South Riding restaurant.
Yaoliang Gao, 22, worked at Moca Asian Bistro in Eastern Marketplace Plaza in South Riding. A customer confronted Gao at the restaurant April 8, feeling Gao had done something suspicious with his credit card. The customer and the owner of the restaurant kept Gao at the scene until Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputies responded.
Once they arrived, police found a "skimmer," a device used to take and store credit information, at the restaurant with more than 1,000 credit card numbers on the device.
Police believe Gao was the only employee who participated in the illicit activity. He had just been hired recently, and police believe all of the information was taken between March 11 and Aug. 8. Police are asking anyone who used credit or debit cards at Moca Asian Bistro to check their credit card or bank statements for fraudulent charges. Those with fraudulent charges are asked to call Detective T. Sheffer at 703-737-8203.
Gao was charged with seven counts of credit card fraud and one count of identity theft.
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