Updated: 05/09/2014 7:19 PM
Created: 05/09/2014 10:23 AM WHEC.com
By: Brett Davidsen
News10NBC is hearing from some shoppers who are now concerned after a gas station clerk admitted to using stolen credit cards.
Alexis Rosby, 22, of Henrietta, was an employee at the Mobil gas station at the Scottsville service area off the Thruway. Investigators say Rosby used nearly 25 stolen credit card numbers to make 86 fraudulent transactions.
Rosby was arrested last week for grand larceny and identity theft. According to the criminal complaint filed in Henrietta Town Court, Rosby told police she got the stolen numbers from three truck drivers who would stop regularly at the Thruway Mobil station in Henrietta where she worked. In her statement, she claims she would process those stolen cards for the men, which were used to pay for their gas, cigarettes or snacks. She says she then began using the numbers herself at area take-out restaurants.
In her statement, Rosby said, “Yes, I knew it was wrong. At first, I did not know they were stolen numbers, but then I caught on.” But the investigator handling the case says Rosby was unable to identify the men or offer a description of them or their trucks.
News10NBC went to her house just up the road from the rest area to try to talk to her, but no one answered the door. News10NBC caught up with a few Thruway drivers to find out how they protect themselves against credit card identity theft.
Cindy Shelton, Niagara Falls, said, "I just try to keep an eye on my statements. At least once a week, I look at things and most of my credit card companies are very good about alerting me if they see something suspicious."
Francesca Casillo, East Aurora, said, "I actually always check them since I have college loans, so I don't want my credit getting messed up."
The investigator says they have checked and have found no evidence of similar activities at other Thruway rest areas.
Rosby was released without bail being set. She’s due back in court next month.