Yah I heard about a similar story a few months ago on the radio. Definitely gives a person pause. I almost always pay with my credit card. I guess you have to be picky about where you pay with a cc.
Definitely a great reason to check your account activity more than once a month. My card company has notified me a fews times when I made purchases in areas or at merchants where I had never shopped before. At least there's that line of defense for some people.
...into the light of a dark black night.