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Former employee charged with embezzlement from mattress store

Victor Manuel Rosales, 19, has been arrested and charged with embezzlement, according to the WFPD. (Source: WCSO) Victor Manuel Rosales, 19, has been arrested and charged with embezzlement, according to the WFPD. (Source: WCSO)
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

A 19-year-old Wichita Falls man has been charged with embezzling nearly $41,000 from his employer. 

According to the arrest warrant, on January 12, 2018, the district manager of the mattress store called the WFPD to report a theft or embezzlement of the local store.

The district manager told police an internal audit found Victor Manuel Rosales, 19, committed theft between December 13, 2017, through January 2, 2018, while acting as a manager of the store.

Store officials reported a loss of $40,774.35 from the business and traced back to Rosales. The store officials interviewed Rosales about the theft where he admitted to the theft and wrote a ten-page admission detailing the theft and his method.

According to store officials, Rosales would charge previous customer accounts for merchandise they did not order. That merchandise was then sold to other customers. 

Rosales was paid commission by the business for the fraudulent charges he made on customer accounts. The business provided detailed records documenting the embezzlement. 

On December 12, 2017, Rosales was fired from the business. On March 29, 2018, it was discovered that Rosales had directly contacted customers posing as an employee of the company and attempted to collect money for merchandise he unlawfully sold, according to the arrest affidavit. 

Detectives spoke with Rosales and said he failed to maintain his cooperation in the investigation. A warrant was issued for his arrest on Thursday, April 20, 2018. 

Rosales is no longer in the Wichita Co. Jail.

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