A St. Louis-based supermarket chain faces a potential class-action lawsuit in Illinois related to a security breach affected more than two million customer credit and debit cards.
Attorney Jeffrey Millar filed the suit last week on behalf of a man who shopped at a Schnucks store in Belleville. The company has said the breach dated to December and came to light in March.
One of the stores confirmed to have been compromised is located here in Centralia.
Schnuck Markets Inc. Spokeswoman Lori Willis said information the grocer shared on April 15 includes a timeline that explains the grocer learned about the problem on March 15, when its credit and debit card processor first contacted the company about 12 reports of fraud.
Schnucks immediately launched an investigation and on March 30 declared that it had contained the problem. Customers who had used credit or debit cards at Schnucks stores during the identified time were advised to check with their bank or credit card company to make sure their accounts were secure.