Em­ployer deducts rob­bery loss from vic­tim’s pay­check

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - LOCAL - By CARO­LINE SWEENEY

POTTSTOWN — A vic­tim of a beat­ing dur­ing a rob­bery is now see­ing money de­ducted from his pay­check, ac­cord­ing to his lawyer.

On Jan. 17, around 8 p.m., po­lice re­sponded to the Citgo gas sta­tion in the first block of West High Street and found an em­ployee bleed­ing from his face.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the vic­tim told re­spond­ing of­fi­cers that he was punched in the face by a man who stole two draw­ers of lot­tery tick­ets.

Marzel Brick­house, 46, of Pottstown, was seen on sur­veil­lance video try­ing to get into the safe and the cash reg­is­ter, po­lice said. He was also seen beat- ing the vic­tim.

Now the vic­tim is hav­ing money de­ducted from his pay­check.

“This is a cal­lous dis­re­gard for the truth,” said Adam Sager, the vic­tim’s at­tor­ney.

On Fri­day of last week, the vic­tim saw a “misc. de­duc­tion” on his pay­check.

Ac­cord­ing to Sager, the vic­tim was told by his em­ployer that $50 would be taken from eight con­sec­u­tive pay pe­ri­ods in or­der to re­coup the money taken in the rob­bery.

On Tues­day, Sager sent a let­ter to the Penn Oil Co. in Read­ing, giv­ing the com­pany un­til Fri­day to at­tempt to re­solve the is­sue.

Sager said if the com­pany does not re­spond, he in­tends to ini­ti­ate a law­suit on be­half of his client.

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