When officers asked if they could see the app on his phone, the statement said that Silva showed the home screen and the name of the app, which was not his name.
Sonic employees were able to link transactions made through the app to make purchases at the restaurant. Employees were able to link the transactions to the account and identify the car the person used. They also provided officers with several receipts describing the transactions.
Silva told police he had recently put several gift cards on his Sonic app. He claimed that earlier in the evening he had received an email informing him that his Sonic account had been updated. He said he logged into his account and found out that the name of the account had been changed and that the gift cards in the account had been used for four transactions. All orders were placed Wednesday night at Sonic:
• An order for a Queso Burger and four burgers with a quarter pound. Total bill plus tax and tip: $ 1
• An order of six double pound burgers. Total plus tax and tip: $ 20.
• An order for six corn dogs. Total bill plus tax and tip: $ 10.
• Another order for six corn dogs. Total plus tax and tip: $ 10.
The transactions matched those on the receipts provided by Sonic, the statement said.