Se­cu­rity guard deleted footage

Kapi-Mana News - - COURT/NEWS -

A Porirua se­cu­rity guard deleted CCTV footage to hide the fact he was steal­ing from a cash float.

Ta­gatanuu Ritchie Faaumu Si­aifoi, 20, started work as a se­cu­rity guard at Mitre 10 Mega in De­cem­ber.

On May 13 a col­league no­ticed a cash float was miss­ing from a safe and asked Faaumu Si­aifoi to help lo­cate it.

Faaumu Si­aifoi had stolen 13 cash floats worth $200 each over two months and, wor­ried that he would be caught, deleted CCTV footage of the area.

After store man­age­ment at­tempted to view the footage, IT con­firmed it had been deleted and dis­cov­ered Faaumu Si­aifoi was the last per­son logged on.

He told po­lice he stole the money to buy food for his fam­ily.

Faaumu Si­aifoi pleaded guilty to the theft when he ap­peared in Porirua Dis­trict Court last Tues­day.

His lawyer, Sonia This­toll, said he had lost his job and it had put a lot of stress on his re­la­tion­ship.

‘‘ The con­se­quences of his of­fend­ing are go­ing to have a life­long im­pact,’’ she said.

Judge Chris Tuohy con­victed Faaumu Si­aifoi and sentenced him to 160 hours’ com­mu­nity work.

He was or­dered to pay $2600 in repa­ra­tion.

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