Federal authorities say they've indicted seven people for skimming credit card information from diners at Twin Cities restaurants.
The indictment unsealed in Minneapolis charges the group of seven Twin Cities people with bank fraud.
Federal authorities say from last August through December, the group was skimming account numbers off of the credit cards at various restaurants, and then transferring those numbers to fraudulent credit cards.
The U.S. Attorneys office said three restaurant workers were suspected of actually obtaining the credit card numbers which were used to make purchases elsewhere.
Investigators from the Postal Inspection Service and police from St. Paul, Edina and St. Louis Park think the group took nearly $150,000 from restaurant customers.
It's the second time this year authorities say they've caught restaurant workers skimming financial data from their customers.
Those charged include Demetrius Darnell Thomas, 35 and Kanetra Danielle Range, 31, both of Rogers, Nancia Raquel Range, 34, and Makiesha Edwina Mayo, 28, of St. Paul; Anthony Duane Curry, 23, of Plymouth Brandon Conique Scott, 27, of Eagan and Brian Craig Davis, 46, of Chaska.
Curry, Mayo and Scott were thought to be the restaurant employees that actually got the card numbers used in the scheme.