Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cash Advance Business Bilked Out Of Nearly $2,000

A man was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he stole nearly $2,000 from the Golden Gate check-cashing business where he works so he could fix his car.

Guillermo Perez, 19, 740 12 St. N.E., Golden Gate Estates, was charged with grand theft.

Reports say Perez made three fraudulent check transactions at Advance America, 4887 Golden Gate Parkway, where he works as a teller.

The transactions, totaling $1,725, were discovered during a store audit.

The store employee who conducted the audit, Norisbel Morales, told deputies that she confronted Perez about the transactions and that he told her “he did it because he needed the money for his car.”