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Target cashier accused of embezzlement

A new cashier at the Target on Showers Drive has been accused of pocketing nearly $2,000 in cash over the course of his first two solo shifts at the register, police said.

Alex Guevara, an 18-year-old Mountain View resident, allegedly stole $1974.75 over the course of two days, loss prevention officials at Target told police.

After officials at the store discovered that cash was missing from Guevara's register after the first solo shift on Sept. 15, Target security watched him on camera as he worked his second day, Sept. 21, Liz Wylie, a spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department said.

The store's loss prevention team confronted and detained Guevara, allegedly finding money in his sock. Police arrested Guevara on suspicion of embezzlement and booked him into jail.

Comments

Posted by Litsa, a resident of Willowgate
on Sep 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm

What's worse than a thief, is a stupid thief.


Posted by MVFlyer, a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Gee, I wonder if he got fired??? :-)


Posted by jupiterk, a resident of Gemello
on Sep 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm

its very disappointing when a young person does this kind of stuff. I don't know what motivated him or forced him to steal money. I hope he gets rehabilitated instead of punished like a criminal.


Posted by tommygee10, a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 23, 2011 at 8:54 pm

tommygee10 is a registered user.

Now this 'kid' was a real stupid person. It certainly takes one to steal money on your first AND second day on the job. And in this day and age of security cameras being everywhere, and other security measures, this person must have been on drugs as well. STUPID!!! But yes, he does need to be rehabilitated, for sure.


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