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News - February 19, 2010

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Worker at 24 Hour Fitness charged with embezzlement

Police arrested a 30-year-old Santa Clara woman last Tuesday, Feb. 9 on charges of embezzling a few hundred dollars from the 24 Hour Fitness on California Street where she worked.

According to police reports, the woman took cash from her employer amounting to $515 over a three-week period in January. Police said she was taking cash transactions from customers, then voiding them out and pocketing the money.

They said other staffers became suspicious of the voids, and obtained security footage of her in the act. Police were notified Tuesday at approximately 4:48 p.m., and arrested her on location on charges of felony embezzlement, which applies to thefts of over $400.

— Kelsey Mesher

Los Altos police seek suspect in July sex assault

Police in Los Altos are investigating the sexual assault of a teenage girl while she was out jogging in July 2009.

The incident occurred July 14 at about 8:30 p.m. near Parma Way and Covington Road, but the victim reported the incident only recently, Sgt. John Korges said. He said victims of sexual crimes sometimes don't come forward right away.

Citing the juvenile victim's privacy, Korges declined to give her age but said the girl is in her early teens.

The suspect is described as a man in his early 30s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build, mustache and short black hair. He was driving a dark green Ford Explorer with a roof rack, tinted passenger windows, Firestone tires and dual exhaust pipes, and a partial license plate of 5KG according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call police Det. Susan Anderson at (650) 947-2770.

— Bay City News

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