HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A McDonald’s employee fell for a scam that netted the scammer $1,200.
On October 17, at around 7:32 a.m., police responded to McDonald’s, located at 202 Route 182, in reference to a possible theft, police said.
A police investigation revealed that at 6:30 a.m., an employee received a phone call from a man stating he was from McDonald’s corporate, police said.
He told the employee to collect any funds they had access to in the safe, police said.
The employee was told to purchase gift cards so corporate could deposit the money to help save jobs, police said.
The man “from corporate” arranged a taxi to pick up the employee, police said.
The taxi driver then drove the employee to a store to purchase $1,200 in gift cards. The employee then relayed the gift card information to the person from corporate and then returned to the restaurant, police said.
“People are reminded to be very cautious of any caller demanding money or payment immediately,” police said.
The Hackettstown Detective Bureau and the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office are continuing the investigation.