Ramona business robbed, customer credit card information stolen

Posted at 5:19 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 21:01:59-04

RAMONA Calif. (KGTV) -- It's Nora Seidl's job to make the biggest day of your life the best day of your life.

Owner of Seidl's Party Supplies & Rentals, she has a passion for planning parties.

"We've been doing this 19 years and we work sometimes 14, 15 hours a day," said Seidl.

Seidl has continued to do that job even though the past few days have been some of the worst of her life.

This week the store was robbed, a thief stole $7,500 worth of their property as well as customer information.

Seidl says they took credit card data from files and also stole her Square, a credit card processing device. Seidl says the thief used their own account to try and get money from customers.

"It's kind of scary, really scary, and then it makes you angry," said Seidl.

The only bright spot, one of the items stolen was an iPhone that Seidl has connected to the Find My iPhone app.

Law enforcement escorted Seidl to a home where the phone was located, but the person there said they repair phones and did not know it was stolen.

While she got her iPhone and iPad back, the person responsible for stealing them has not been held accountable.

"It makes it really difficult to comprehend," said Seidl. "The stuff is going to be replaceable, but it's still not replaceable in regards to them coming in here."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Diego Sheriff's Department.