Cashier Used Photographic Memory To Steal Credit Card Info | D Bag Of The Day
A Tokyo cashier with a photographic memory was busted when he used his natural ability to rip off credit card information from more than 1,000 customers — and go on a shopping spree. The part-time employee who worked in the Koto neighborhood was arrested Thursday for allegedly using the stolen credit card information to make 270,000 Japanese yen ($2,600) in online purchases. Sources with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said the cashier memorized customers’ credit card information while ringing them up at a Koto mall. He allegedly then went on the spending spree back in March, using stolen credit cards from a staggering 1,300 customers. The suspect reportedly has a so-called ‘photographic memory’ and police discovered the worker had a notebook with the credit card details written down. The unnamed man remains in police custody, though he hasn’t been charged for the theft.