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Security officer charged with stealing cash from night deposits

By LOURDES VAZQUEZ
May 7, 2010 at 12:07 a.m.


A security officer was charged Wednesday with taking cash from night deposits from several Victoria stores.

Arturo Militon Rodriguez of San Antonio was charged with theft of property between $20,000 and $100,000.

The 21-year-old had worked for the security company that picked up the night deposits since December.

Police became aware of the incident when Finish Line sporting goods store in the mall noted a deposit missing in January, according to court documents.

Don Chacon, Victoria County Sheriff's Office deputy, investigated the case and found other stores were also missing deposits from the Victoria Mall night deposit.

According to the affidavit, Rodriguez said he took only the cash from the deposits and put it in his underwear. He threw away the checks.

He said he took the money to pay bills, according to the documents.

Money was missing from Walmart SuperCenter, Buckle, American Eagle, Finish Line and Kay Jewelers, according to arraignment documents.

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