A Starbucks employee reportedly came clean immediately when a customer confronted her about stealing her credit card information and spending her money.
According to Daily Mail, 25-year-old Juana Martinez went to a Starbucks in Lakewood, California on New Year's Day and was served by a 19-year-old female barista.
When the married mother of three presented her credit card, the barista reportedly told her she needed to get more paper to give her a receipt and returned about a minute later.
Martinez told Daily Mail,
The next day, Martinez was notified over $200 from her account was spent at a grocery store.
She called the grocery store and was told a woman who seemed "very suspicious" made the purchase.
So, Martinez, along with her brother, went to the drive-thru at the same Starbucks and confronted the barista, who was caught on camera quickly confessing and apologizing.
The barista then promised to give the money back and pleaded for Martinez not to press charges.
Martinez told Daily Mail the barista's theft prevented her from paying rent.
Martinez since reported the theft to the police, suggesting she did not accept a reimbursement from the barista.
A spokesperson from Starbucks released a statement to Daily Mail. It read,
The spokesperson also confirmed the barista is no longer a Starbucks employee.