Couple arrested for rerouting Lower Gwynedd restaurant’s Uber Eats payouts to their personal bank account

Muhammad Saleem, 30, and Maria Shamsi, 29, of Fairfax, Va. are facing felony charges after allegedly rerouting Uber Eats payouts from Vic Sushi & Thai Cuisine in Lower Gwynedd to their own bank account, North Penn Now reported on Monday.

According to court records analyzed by North Penn Now, the owner of the restaurant told Lower Gwynedd police in May 2023 that their Uber Eats tablet device had malfunctioned in February 2023. After receiving a new device from Uber Eats, their account was hacked.

Police said that between February 28, 2023 and April 24, 2023, $19,238.06 had been deposited into the wrong account.

The account was traced to Saleem and Shamsi. The two most recent Uber Eats payouts had been deposited into a joint Wells Fargo account they owned.

The couple allegedly received an additional 21 deposits from April 5, 2023 through April 17, 2023 through DoorDash accounts in Massachusetts and New Jersey, police said. The owners of those restaurants told police their merchant accounts had been compromised.

Shamsi and Saleem were charged with felony counts of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, theft by deception, and receiving stolen property. They will appear for a preliminary hearing on March 28.

For the full story, you can click here.