FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Two women met up for coffee at Panera Bread in Fayetteville, but they never thought they’d leave without their wallets. Without even realizing it, all of their cash and credit cards were in the hands of strangers.
Tracey Noble and Shelly Everding’s afternoon at Panera started like you’d expect.
“We each pulled in, went up, grabbed a cup of coffee,” said Shelly Everding.
Then, they sat at the table that was free, a high-top table in the middle of the restaurant.
“I had my purse on my chair, hanging behind me, and I felt the bump, and I looked down, I put my hand on my purse, and saw it was there and went back to talking,” said Everding.
That bump, Shelly didn’t realize was anything until it was too late.
An hour after they both left Panera, Shelly’s phone rang…then rang again. It was her bank…