Monday, February 18, 2008

Deputies: Cleaning Woman Cleaned Out Cell Phone Store

A cleaning woman was arrested over the weekend after deputies say she was caught on tape stealing high-end equipment from a North Naples cell phone store.

Veronica Kollar, 2319 Bear Creek Drive, Apt. 302, North Naples, was arrested and charged with grand theft over $100,000.

Reports say store officials began noticing boxes of the equipment, used to repair and build bases for cell phone towers, were missing from Metro PCS, 2650 Immokalee Road. Store officials reviewed store security video, which showed Kollar taking the same type of equipment on six different occasions without permission.

The most recent incident was Friday. Kollar entered the store around 5 a.m. to perform her daily duties. While inside the business, she removed boxes containing high-end equipment

She was arrested Saturday after deputies pulled her over on a traffic stop for driving a red Toyota Celica with an expired tag. Deputies learned she does not have a valid driver’s license.

Deputies also learned that Kollar is in the U.S. on a Hungarian passport and should not be working while here. She has been employed by Elite Cleaning, 2650 Immokalee Road, Apt. 5, North Naples, since Jan. 15.

She is scheduled to appear in court today, where a judge will set her bond on the grand theft charge.