Former Macy’s employee charged with embezzlement www.privateofficer.com
Palo Alto CA April 30 2011 A former Macy’s employee was arrested at work Wednesday night after an internal investigation uncovered a four-month trail of suspected embezzlement involving thousands of dollars.
David Fraire Garcia, 22, was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail by Palo Alto police on two felony charges of embezzlement and burglary, police said. He was arrested at 9:29 p.m. at the Macy’s store at Stanford Shopping Center. Police did not know which department Garcia worked in, or what his title was.
Macy’s security estimate that the Menlo Park resident scammed approximately $6,757 from the company, police said. Garcia allegedly started the scam last December and made the last transaction on April 23.
According to police, Garcia was allegedly buying merchandise from the store and then charging refunds on the goods to his Bank of America credit card, but keeping the products. He was also jacking up the refund amounts, police said Thursday.
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Sung said Garcia has since bailed out of jail.