Armored car guard charged in theft www.privateofficer.com
STOCKTON CA Nov 28 2010 – A Ripon man has been charged with embezzling $148,860, which prosecutors say he spent on strippers at Stockton’s Déjà Vu Showgirls.
Orlando Calderon Flores, 27, was a longtime employee of Garda Cash Logistics, an armored car company based in Modesto. Flores serviced ATMs, San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Taylor said.
Taylor said company officials learned that Flores was taking money from a Chase Bank cash machine on Stockton’s Pacific Avenue between Aug. 1, 2009, and July 13. His employer confronted and terminated him on Aug. 25, Taylor said.
Flores faces a single count of felony grand theft, according to a criminal complaint on file at San Joaquin County Superior Court.
Taylor said he believes that Flores spend all of the money – $20 at a time, amounting to $28,000 a month – at the strip club.
“This is not the first time we’ve seen this in males with access to large amounts of currency,” Taylor said. “Sometimes it’s gambling. Sometimes it’s this.”