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NYPD: Employee steals $10,000 from cash register at E & I Deli Grocery

Sept. 22, 2017 by Nathaly Pesantez

An employee at a Long Island City grocery stole thousands of dollars in cash from the locale’s register, according to police.

An NYPD spokesperson said that between May 15 and Aug 9, the E & I employee at 49-12 Vernon Boulevard removed about $10,000 total from the deli’s cash register. The spokesperson said the employee was caught on video on at least two different dates taking money from the register.

It is unclear how many times in total the employee removed money from the register, the police spokesperson said.

The NYPD has released a photo of the suspect, and is seeking the public’s help in identifying him. The NYPD spokesperson said the suspect’s identity is not known, as the name that he used while working at E & I deli and grocery was not his real name. He is described by police as male, Hispanic and 5’6” with a heavy build, a light complexion, brown eyes, and black hair.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Photo of suspect released by NYPD

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MRLIC

Anonymous is right, one way to stop hiring like this is boycott these places and make them hire legal employees. Are those stolen Social Security Cards that they pay taxes on as one person said?

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hmm

yes, but if we do that, and they start hiring legal employees- Won’t they pass the costs on to the customers, by raising their (already overpriced) goods.

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Anonymous

The deli could also be criminal by no paying taxes on their employee. This is an insult to every tax payer. Think twice before shopping there.

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your neighbor

Most likely neither employment taxes nor required workman’s compensation insurance is being paid by this business owner. I’d bet that they are being paid (1) less than minimum wage and (2) no overtime too.

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Background Check

Wow, I mean, how lax a hiring policy do you have if you can’t even get a real name from someone you employ? Awful. That’s precisely how you get robbed of $10,000.00.

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QU

How could you not know your own employee?

He gave a fake name. Owners must have not verified it since he was probably getting off the books. That’s what you get for cheating on your taxes.

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young_man!

Exactly my thoughts.
When I hire someone – doesn’t matter part time or full time – I’m required to get officially issued identification. When this requirement went into effect about 10 years ago, everybody at the company I worked for was required to bring in a passport or other photo documentation (and that was a company with thousands of employees).

Doing the math, if this guy worked every single day, he was taking $125 a day for about 80 days. Funny that this works out to the new minimum wage of $15 an hour. How do you NOT notice $125 a day missing from the till?

Plenty of Americans and green card holders in the projects and around the neighborhood who would be just as qualified to take a low level job like this and not steal, but I guess they won’t work for the $5 an hour this guy was probably paying.

The store owner will no doubt just write this off as the cost of doing business and continue to hire people who aren’t legally allowed to work in the US. The money he saves on wages, taxes and disability insurance probably much more than makes up for the loss.

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Anonymous

Many of these people come in illegally and take a trip to Corona to buy a fake social security card with name, number and all included. Owners of businesses simply don’t have the time to discuss the status of a resident with the United States government when they need someone to fill a position. Not all of these workers are actually off the books. Many of them are declared with the names they have on their “social security cards” and actually do pay taxes. This system was very laxed and very lightly regulated during the Obama administration so the government could simply collect more taxes for these people. It’s always about the money all the time…

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young_man!

Hey anonymous a social security card is not valid proof that you are allowed to work in the US. Plenty of documentation readily available to those that are legally allowed to work.
Unfortunately, this is an easy law to ignore for unscrupulous employers but now that this is out in the open the employer should be investigated and heavily fined if found guilty.

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