While employed at the Brickyard at 343 Pine St., Derrick Johnson went on a shopping spree by allegedly charging hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise on credit cards accidentally left behind by customers, city police said.
Johnson, who turned 44 on Monday, racked up more $1,800 on the stolen credit cards as he worked as "a clean-up person" at the restaurant between late May and early July, police said.
"To run a tab at the Brickyard, customers must leave a credit card with the staff. Often times, the customers would forget their cards (when they left)," Agent Ronald Bachman said in an affidavit.
Customers whose credit cards were used illegally allegedly by Johnson were Brodie Colvin, Tania Thomas, Ronald Lee Jr., Daniel French and Patty Confer, Bachman said.
Johnson, of 507 Rural Ave., who has since been terminated from his position, was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Allen P. Page III on five counts of access device fraud and released on $10,000 bail.