Warning: Contains graphic language.
LAKEWOOD, Calif. — A California woman confronted a Starbucks employee who allegedly stole her credit card information and used it on a $200 spending spree.
Juana Martinez went to the Starbucks one day and noticed the employee was taking longer than normal to complete the credit card transaction, according to her brother, Brian Espinoza, Facebook post. A few days later, she saw a $200 transaction, on her credit card statement, made at the supermarket Ralph’s.
After some investigation, Martinez realized the credit card thief was the 19-year-old Starbucks employee. She allegedly recognized the girl on surveillance camera because she went to that Starbucks location often.
Martinez drove to the Starbucks drive-thru window with her brother and confronted the employee.
“So we got you on camera yesterday at Ralph’s for $212, so just so you know the cops are coming up here,” Martinez said to the girl in the video.
Within a few seconds, the employee admitted to the theft and profusely apologized.
“I’m sorry that I took money from you and your kids,” she said. “I’m sorry that you had to come up here. I’m sorry that this is inconvenient for you … I am a good child. I swear I am really good. I really do go to school. I’m 19. I play soccer.”
But an apology wasn’t enough for the mother.
“I come to Starbucks to get a drink not to get robbed!” she said.
Martinez’s brother wrote in the Facebook post the theft has been reported to police.
“I almost feel bad for the girl but she robbed the wrong person. Keep an eye out folks, even if it’s at your friendly neighborhood Starbucks,” Espinoza wrote.
PIX11 News reached out the Martinez and Starbucks about the incident. Neither has responded for comment.