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Employee Accused Of Stealing From Best Buy In Mentor

Police say Deric Estes Jr. took more than $2,000 in merchandise from the store in December

A seasonal employee at the Best Buy in Mentor is accused of stealing more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from the store.

Deric Estes Jr., 20, of Euclid, worked at the retailer in December. During that month, he took $2,435 worth of iPods, video games and other equipment, Mentor Police Lt. Ken Zbiegien said.

The store noticed the missing equipment, investigated it and identified Estes as the culprit, according to police. They then contacted police.

Estes was charged with a felony count of theft and arraigned Friday in Mentor Municipal Court.

He was released on a personal bond and his next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 10.

Anthony Wellman January 05, 2013 at 11:54 PM
The travesty about this story is there are good people with children looking for jobs to pay bills,feed their family,pay mortgage,or to simply give to their kids something for Christmas. And this thief is lucky enough to get the job and steals from the hand that feeds him. There should be no chance for this individual to just pay a fine or get probation,he needs to be locked up then made to stand in front of Best Buy with a sign that reads , I was lucky enough to get a job at this store but instead decided to steal from my employer and make your future purchases higher for my own personal gain! This should be part of his restitution. A.Wellman
nicki April 18, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Shut up Anthony you don't even know the whole story.
nicki April 18, 2013 at 06:40 PM
You dont know anything.

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