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A Starbucks employee in California, only identified so far as Chanel, has been fired after she was caught stealing a customer's credit card information and then spending over $200 at a grocery store. Juana Martinez says she was initially suspicious when she went to the Starbucks New Year's Day and Chanel told her she'd be back with her card because she needed to get more paper for their machine. The next day, Martinez noticed the $212 charge on her card from Ralph's grocery store and video surveillance caught the same employee making the purchase at the store. 

Martinez returned to the Starbucks the next day to let the 19-year-old have it, telling her she knew what she did and that she had already filed a police report. Chanel who is initially speechless, end up admitting to the crime, saying she wrote down the credit card numbers. Chanel tries to apologize saying, "I'm a good child. I really do go to school. I'm 19, I play soccer."

Martinez says she had no intention of the video going viral, she turned the video over to police for evidence, but her brother, who recorded it on his phone uploaded it to YouTube. Perhaps even more so than criminal charges and losing her job, the video going viral will make her think twice before trying to pull a stunt like that again. One can only wonder if Chanel has ever gotten away with doing the same thing to other customers.

To watch the full video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co55USHRZVg (warning there is profanity)

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