Schnuck's Being Sued Over Handling of Credit Card Breach


Published on May 3 2013 4:37 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

We told you a few weeks ago that the Team Luke bank account set up for Luke Johnson was hacked, and that the account was compromised with information obtained when Luke's mom shopped at a Schnuck's store in the St. Louis area.  The local bank where the account is located made good on the money stolen from the account.

Now, the Schnuck's supermarket chain is being hit with a lawsuit in Illinois over a larger credit card security breach.

A man who shopped at a Schnuck's store in Belleville accuses the company of not coming forward quickly enough with word that thousands of customers' accounts may have been compromised.  The plaintiff will ask the judge to make his suit a class-action on behalf of all affected customers.

Many customers have reported fraudulent charges, some in the thousands of dollars.