BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- No one can be in multiple places at the same time, but, apparently, Uber and Chase thought that magical feat was possible, and that Brooklyn resident Gwen Virgile and her husband, Jeff, had pulled it off.
It started last fall when Gwen got a call from Jeff.
“He’s like 'Gwen, do you see our bank account?'"
So, she went to her phone and checked.
“I’m scrolling through, I see minus one hundred, minus one hundred, minus one hundred, and I’m saying to myself 'what the hell is going on here?' It’s Uber!”
There were dozens of Uber trips charged to them. And all of them supposedly took place the day before-- within three hours of each other—from three different states!
“They’re in California, Georgia and Florida. I’m here in Brooklyn!”
The receipts she saw reeked of fraud. Small charges in small towns and then huge tips. One was under a mile in Helena, Georgia. Then two minutes later, a trip in Naples, Florida. A few dollars each, but with tips of around $100!