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March 7, 2018: Ex-LASD Recruit Charged with Theft from ATM

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A 35-year-old man who worked as a Brinks security guard has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars he was supposed to deliver to a Wells Fargo ATM in Newhall, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Julio Cesar Jimenez (dob 6/5/82) of Santa Clarita faces one felony count each of grand theft, arson of property of another and vandalism over $400.

The criminal complaint alleges the value of the loss exceeds $65,000.

Arraignment is scheduled tomorrow in Department S of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch. Case PA090544 was filed on March 6.

According to the complaint, Jimenez stole the money on Nov. 28, 2017. The defendant is then alleged to have burnt the ATM machine on Dec. 1, 2017.

Jimenez was arrested on Feb. 15, after being hired as a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recruit, prosecutors said.

If convicted as charged, Jimenez faces a possible maximum sentence of more than five years in prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.