Police: Former Popeye's employee arrested Friday, charged with credit card theft

Staff writer

A former employee of Popeye’s Lousiana Kitchen was arrested Friday on charges of credit card theft and credit card fraud, according to Williamsburg Police Department spokesman John Heilman.

Shakira Brenae King, 23 of York County, has been charged with two counts of credit card theft, one felony count of credit card fraud and one misdemeanor count of credit card fraud, according to Heilman and James City County arrest warrants.

The charges stem from complaints to the Williamsburg Police Department that customers of the store had their credit card information stolen, according to Williamsburg Police Department spokesman Charles Ericsson.

Heilman said King spent hundreds of dollars using the stolen credit cards.

King was arrested by James City County police officers on Friday, according to Heilman. King is no longer an employee of Popeye’s.

The James City County Police Department had eight warrants out for King’s arrest for credit card theft and two warrants for attempting to commit a non-capital offense, according to the James City County arrest warrant list.

King was transported to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail and booked just after noon, according to jail records.

King has no prior criminal history from New Kent County to Hampton, according to online court records.

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