Gomez is a second shift warehouse manager at
According to Assistant District Attorney
"This is a highly elaborate scheme that has been going on for years," Mallard said. It is believed by investigators that
"The scope of this investigation is large, and implicates hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in components believe to have been stolen," the statement of probable cause stated.
In February, police were called to
Police are currently on the lookout for Padilla and the unnamed suspect.
Upon further investigation, police discovered Gomez's email account was linked to an eBay account selling computer parts that were missing from the warehouse.
Gomez's eBay account was linked to a PayPal account where he would receive the money for parts he sold. He would then transfer that money to his bank account.
"His bank account records show numerous transactions where he took out
It turns out it was an ex-girlfriend of the unnamed suspect that emailed
"You should put some cameras up and you will catch him," the email says according to a police report. She also said Gomez was "the biggest thief."
The ex-girlfriend said she saw photos of the items they were selling with the
It is believed that Padilla would steal the item and give them to Gomez to sell on
Padilla would disassemble parts sent to the warehouse and steal them but prior to logging or entering them into the database which is why
"There is probable cause to believe that Gomez and other co-conspirators are specifically omitting entries in the HP databases to conceal their theft of components," a police report says.
Mallard asked that bail for Gomez be set at
"He has ties to the
"If you somehow can make bail, you must hand over your passport to police," she told Gomez.
Gomez's probable cause hearing is
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