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Google worker accused of stealing computers

Mountain View police arrested one of Google's kitchen employees last week on charges of stealing computers after the young man was allegedly caught in the act by a surveillance camera.

The 19-year-old male suspect, who was contracted to work in Google's kitchen as a dishwasher, stole five laptops worth a total of about $8,500, according to a police detective close to the case. Google alerted police after employees noticed the laptops were missing; by watching video footage, the employees were able to identify the suspect.

The suspect, whose name was withheld, was arrested and charged with burglary on Wednesday, July 22.

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Google worker accused of stealing computers

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Mon, Jul 27, 2009, 11:26 am

Mountain View police arrested one of Google's kitchen employees last week on charges of stealing computers after the young man was allegedly caught in the act by a surveillance camera.

The 19-year-old male suspect, who was contracted to work in Google's kitchen as a dishwasher, stole five laptops worth a total of about $8,500, according to a police detective close to the case. Google alerted police after employees noticed the laptops were missing; by watching video footage, the employees were able to identify the suspect.

The suspect, whose name was withheld, was arrested and charged with burglary on Wednesday, July 22.

Comments

Martin
Shoreline West
on Jul 27, 2009 at 7:34 pm
Martin, Shoreline West
on Jul 27, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I need a job. Can I take the dishwasher's place?


DHB
Castro City
on Jul 30, 2009 at 4:55 pm
DHB, Castro City
on Jul 30, 2009 at 4:55 pm

How long before Lincecum breaks his arm?


What are you thinking
Sylvan Park
on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:52 pm
What are you thinking, Sylvan Park
on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:52 pm

How sad...Google is a great place to work and you screw it up because you need to steal a computer. They probley have a google employee break area that allows you to access a computer to check you gmail account so you can check to see how much money is in your bank account now after all the money you save on daily food, cleaning of laundry and a free bicycle you can use to get around if you live in town. With the amount that your saving you can most likely save to buy a car, get discount servicing via google and then just drive when you take your girlfriend out (because now you have a real job and are not a loser) because you dont have to drive it to work because google has a better employee transportation system then the public transit system. Damn it how do I apply!!!!


Michel Y. Wollinger Martins
another community
on Dec 3, 2009 at 11:05 pm
Michel Y. Wollinger Martins, another community
on Dec 3, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Me too, I am graduated in culinary school with rest. management esp. and went for a one year internship on France. Google, hire me!


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