What’s the most you ever spent for beer? Whatever it was, you’ve probably been beat.
A man employed by an Oldham County, Kentucky business was arrested at Sunday’s Miami Dolphins game in Florida at Hard Rock Stadium after he was caught selling beer to attendees for hundreds of dollars.
The Miami Herald reported Nathaniel Collier, 33, sold two beers for $724 while using a personal card reader.
The buyer realized what had happened when they got a notification of the purchases on their phone.
Collier was employed at Rocket Man, a walking vendor contracting business based in La Grange, Kentucky. The company issued a statement Tuesday saying Collier had been fired following his arrest.
According to that statement, Collier told customers he was charging them $24 for two beers but instead charged them more than $700 using “an unauthorized credit card reader.”
“Vendors are allowed to use a credit card reader issued by Hard Rock Stadium but are prohibited from using their own device,” Rocket Man’s statement said. It later added, “all associates should refrain from using their mobile phone while working.”
The customer was issued a full refund from their credit card company, according to the statement, after they notified the company.
“Needless to say, we were shocked and disappointed by the vendor’s actions,” Rocket Man’s statement went on. “We take the matter of security very seriously and train and monitor our vendors to safeguard our clients and customers.”
According to the Miami-Dade Corrections website, Collier has been charged with grand theft and skimming. His bond was set at $10,000.
And Rocket Man promised to use the incident as a “teachable moment” to “really impress upon our crew the importance of following procedures for processing credit card transactions as the industry evolves.”
La Grange is in Oldham County, about 25 miles northeast of Louisville.
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