Dutch Bros Loyalty Card Scandal; Duo Steals Stamp Cards and Stamp
Admit it. You feel good when you finally get that 10th stamp on your Dutch Bros stamp card. It's a sense of accomplishment and you probably never thought about how to scam the system, right?
That's because you're not a criminal. We can't say as much about about Martin Horton and Marena Livesay of Redmond, Oregon. According to the Idaho Statesman, the couple managed to swipe stacks of Dutch Bros' well known stamp cards and the coffee chain's authorized stamper used to fill them up from stores in that area.
In a post on the Redmond Police Department's Facebook page, the couple initially used the stamper to fill the loyalty cards for their personal use, but eventually made the critical mistake of beginning to sell the filled up cars online. That tipped off the Redmond Police Street Crimes Unit. They had a plainclothes officer pose as someone interested in purchasing some of the cards they found on Craigslist. The sellers were arrested when they showed up to complete the transaction.
Horton faces charges for burglary, forgery, theft and computer crimes. Livesay was originally arrested for computer crimes and theft, but was later released after being issued a citation. She does have a court date pending.
The duo is estimated to have cost Dutch Bros chains in Central Oregon at least $2500.