TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — Police in Topeka, Kansas arrested a Dairy Queen employee after a customer later noticed a charge on her debit card from internet subscription service site OnlyFans.
The Topeka Police Department told Nexstar’s KSNT that it arrested 18-year-old Devin S. Brokmann on March 16. He faces charges such as:
- Criminal use of a bank card
- Computer illicit acts; Misrepresentation with damage
A customer who visited the Topeka Dairy Queen in February filed the police report that ultimately led investigators to investigate what was happening at the fast food chain. She took her kids to a restaurant for lunch and when she paid, the victim said she noticed the drive-thru cashier was taking a long time to bring her debit card back.
The victim told KSNT shortly after midnight that she received notifications on her phone for charges of $5.99, $10.99 and $35.99 to her bank, all reading that they were from OnlyFans . Later, she learned that someone had tried to purchase content from OnlyFans three more times with her debit card information, but they had all been declined.
OnlyFans, a site where fans can pay content creators for photo and video subscriptions, rose to prominence during the pandemic as a platform for users to buy and sell sexual content. While the company attempted to ban pornography from its platform and focus on other categories of content in 2021, it later reversed that decision.
The victim told KSNT that she emailed OnlyFans and called their online payment portal about the charges, which told her that Brokmann had used her card through her OnlyFans account with a slightly changed name. The next day, she called the Dairy Queen she visited to confirm that an employee’s name matched the name on the OnlyFans account, then called the police.
OnlyFans reimbursed the victim and told him that she had since closed the Dairy Queen worker’s account. When KSNT called the phone number associated with the Dairy Queen, it was set to reject all calls.
TPD also said Brokmann may not be the only employee involved in the theft of card information.
“Detectives are still following leads to ensure there are no other victims and/or participants,” said TPD Lt. Manuel Munoz.