Wells Fargo janitor accused of stealing hundreds from coin machines

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by Marvin Hurst / KENS 5

wwltv.com

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 12:54 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- An arrest warrant alleges Willie Trevino Gonzales cleaned a bank out of hundreds of coins during his shift as a janitor. San Antonio police say it was all caught on tape.

The 33-year-old reportedly confessed to the crime after being confronted by Wells Fargo Corporate Bank Security. According to the warrant, he also admitted to San Antonio that he stole $2,718.34 in coins from two Wells Fargo locations in San Antonio. He worked at the branches in the 700 block of Castroville and 100 block of St. Cloud.

Police said the thefts occurred Dec. 7 through 10, while Gonzales worked for EnviroTec Janitorial Services. He allegedly told police he committed the thefts by sticking his hand inside the coin machine, cut a hole in the bag, got the coins that fell out and placed them in a bank bag.

He is accused of taking money in these increments: $754.46, $387.07, $592.31, and $984.50.

According to the warrant, Wells Fargo Corporate Security saw the theft suspect on surveillance video.

Police said Gonzales took them to a home in the 200 block of Amaya, where they recovered a large bag of quarters.

Gonzales was let out of jail on a personal recognizance bond.

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