Brink's Guard Charged In ATM Thefts

Orange County Fla. Oct. 29, 2007

Wednesdays became big pay days for a Brink's guard who started stealing ATM deposits last summer in the midst of marital problems, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.Juan Mora-Pomales told investigators he spent the weekly Orlando-to-Tampa run to Bank of America Florida headquarters pilfering cash to buy jewelry and other items."Pomales stated he stole between $19,000-$20,000 on Wednesdays while working as a messenger," states an arrest affidavit released Friday.

The actual amount turned out to be $33,000 when the Brink's Company determined 33 cash deposits ranging in amounts from $40 to $8,100 disappeared on the Wednesday run from Aug. 1 through Oct. 17, the report states.This past Wednesday, a corporate security investigator drove the Tampa run while Mora-Pomales rode by himself as usual in the back of the armored truck. The unidentified investigator saw Pomales toss a bag into a trash can afterwards and discovered it held opened cash bags and shredded deposit envelopes that should have contained cash deposits totaled $2,095, the report states.When the armored truck returned to Orlando, Mora-Pomales admitted to Brink's investigators that he took those deposits and previous shipments, the report states. The investigators "confiscated" $3,678 in cash from Mora-Pomales, 33, of Kissimmee, and called the sheriff's office, the report states.

He told deputies that he routinely went through cash bags stealing the cash deposits and leaving behind checks. To cover the thefts, he transferred the envelopes containing checks to another cash bag and destroyed the opened cash envelopes, the report states.Asked about the missing money, Pomales gave deputies permission to remove a backpack from his car containing his personal check and $2,050 in cash. The deputies also seized a silver-and-onyx bracelet bought with some of the missing money from a local jeweler, the reports states.A search of the guard's hotel room on South Orange Blossom found $10,000 cash hidden in some underwear on top his freezer as well as a set of earrings and a 9 mm. Glock pistol bought with the stolen cash, the report states.Charged with scheme to defraud greater than $20,000 and second-degree grand theft, Mora-Pomales was booked at the Orange County Jail where was released after posting $2,650 bail. He could not be reached.

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