Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts employee accused of stealing credit card information

Worker admits to making purchases with victims' credit cards, investigators say


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – An employee with Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts was arrested Friday after an investigation found he had stolen customers' credit card information, the Office of the Inspector General announced Monday.

Authorities said Damian Lamar Thompson surrendered to authorities after an arrest warrant was issued.

According to detectives, Thompson, who was a court records specialist in the Parking Violations Bureau of the Clerk’s Office, obtained credit card information from people who paid their parking fines over the telephone.

Authorities said Thompson used the information to make online purchases from his workplace computer from Dec. 15, 2014 through Jan. 15, 2015.

The Clerk's Office received numerous complaints from customers claiming their credit card information had been compromised.

The Clerk's Office then contacted the OIG, which conducted an investigation into the matter.

Investigators said Thompson admitted to misusing people's credit card information to make personal purchases.

He was immediately terminated from his job after he confessed, investigators said.

Thompson faces charges of organized scheme to defraud, grand theft and petty theft.

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