Fmr. Asst. Manager at Belvidere Culver's Accused of Widespread Identity Theft

Police say 28-year-old Curtis Peck stole customer's credit card information when he worked the drive-in window.
BELVIDERE -- Belvidere police are advising anyone who went to the Culver's in Belvidere watch their statements for any unauthorized transactions after a worker there was found to be stealing customer's credit information.

28-year-old Curtis Peck of Rockford is charged with two counts of felony identity theft and police say will likely be charged with more.

He was arrested after several reports to police of someone making unauthorized purchases on their credit and debit card accounts.  The investigation led to Peck, who was an Assistant Manager at the Belvidere Culvers, and according to police was obtaining credit and debit card numbers while he worked the drive-thru window.  They believe as many as 80 individuals were hit with a combined loss of several thousands of dollars. 

A search of Peck's home in the 1800 block of Crestwood Avenue in Rockford led to the seizure of computer equipment, electronic credit card writer, blank credit cards, receipts, drug paraphernalia, cannabis and a vehicle.  Police have contacted victims through information found on Peck's computer.

All credit and debit card holders are reminded to always check their monthly statements for unauthorized transactions.  If any unauthorized purchases are discovered, citizens are encouraged to contact their credit or debit card company.

Police ask anyone having more information to call the belvidere police department at 544-2135 or crime stoppers.
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