Sonora, CA — A Tuolumne man is facing embezzlement charges thanks to the Sonora Police Department and the Mervyn´s Loss Prevention Manager.
On Tuesday night the Loss Prevention Manager told an officer that 36-year-old Joshua Marenghi had been embezzling funds from Mervyn´s since May 18th.
Officials say that during the store´s investigation, they discovered that Marenghi would keep the customer´s receipts and then make a fraudulent return transaction using the receipt, keeping the cash or gift cards.
Reports indicate the loss at the time of the investigation was more than $1,000.
Marenghi, who was working at the store at the time, admitted to the fraudulent returns and was taken into custody and transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and booked for Embezzlement.
Written by Sabrina Sabbagh