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Macy's clerk arrested, gave friends huge discounts, police say

September 20, 2011 | 12:27 pm

Macys employee arrested for embezzlement
A 20-year-old Macy's employee was arrested Monday on charges that he embezzled $4,000 from the Glendale Galleria store by significantly discounting merchandise for friends and customers, police said.

The department store's loss-prevention representative told police that he saw John Vazquez sell an item valued at $49.50 for 20 cents without managerial approval.

Vazquez allegedly admitted to store officials that he had been fixing merchandise prices since June, according to reports reviewed by the Glendale News-Press.

He often allowed his friend to purchase hundreds of dollars worth in merchandise for $40, according to Glendale police reports.


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