YOUR STORY: Someone in Montreal is stealing burgers from Halifax residents


Somebody needs to call Officer Big Mac, because the Hamburglar is on the loose in Quebec.

A Halifax woman with no connection to La Belle Province says someone recently gained access to her McDonald's My McD's app and account and spend $483 in four days here in Montreal.

Lauren Taylor took to social media to alert other users of the app of the fraudulent purchases, which included Big Macs, McDouble burgers, Egg McMuffins and hot cakes.

The fast food fraudster essentially emptied Taylor's bank account, leaving her with just $1.99.

It's not yet known how someone gained access to her account. Taylor has never been to Quebec and doesn't know anyone living here. She said the My McD's app is only installed on her personal cell phone and changes her passwords regularly.

On Monday, McDonald's released a statement saying it's unaware of any problems with the app, adding it takes appropriate measures to keep customers' personal information secure.

"Just like any other online activity, we recommend that our guests use our app diligently by not sharing their passwords with others, creating unique passwords and changing passwords frequently," the statement read.

However Taylor was not the only Halifax resident who found them self being billed for purchased in Quebec.

Brett O'Donnell told the CBC someone used his account to buy about $50 worth of food at a McDonald's in Mirabel. 

O'Donnell had the money refunded right away, while Taylor had to file a fraud claim with her bank, which then had to go through McDonald's and can take up to 10 business days to be completed.

Halifax Regional Police are investigating.