Man Stole from Company to Pay for Drugs, Strippers: Cops

South Windsor police have arrested a Hartford man accused of stealing from his former employer to pay for drugs and strippers.

Police started investigating a larceny complaint from local truck repair company in August 2013 and identified Juan Rodriguez, 30, of Hartford, a former employee, as a suspect through surveillance footage. 

Police said Rodriguez knew which desks to rummage through and stole $1,500 in cash and coins.

On Thursday, police obtained an arrest warrant, charging him with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.

He was held at Manchester Superior Court on $45,000 surety bond and was arraigned later that morning.


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