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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018. 9:08 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: On February 9, 2018, around 10:30 a.m., Victoria Meyers ,33, a Belizean businesswoman of Rain Restaurant in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye reported to authorities that on February 6, while doing her cash closing reports, she  noticed that there were several sales not adding up.

Meyers told San Pedro Police that on January 24, 2018, Branndon Moralez, 21, a Belizean bartender employed at her establishment made a total of $5,224.92 in sales during the course of his duty; however, he only handed in $4,754.16 leaving an unaccounted balance of $470.76. She further stated that on January 28, 2018,  Moralez made a total of $6,371.86 in sales and handed over $5,582.76 leaving an unaccounted balance of $789.10.

On February 1, 2018, Wilson Perez ,20, another bartender employed at her restaurant made a total of $7,256.68 in sales but only handed over $5,840.08 leaving an unaccounted balance of $1,416.06.

Myers stated to police that on February 2, 2018, Moralez made $7,723.98 in sales during his shift and handed over $7,143.28 leaving an unaccounted balance of $580.70.

Myers further added that on February 4, 20-18, while Perez was on duty ,he made $3,155.16 in sales; however he only handed over $2,853.40 leaving an unaccounted balance of $301.76.

On February 5, 2018, Perez, and Cristian Novelo, 24, (a third bartender working at her establishment) were on duty and on that day, they made a total of $3,876.80 and handed over $3,429.80, leaving a balance of $447.00.

As a result, police arrested and charged Brandon Moralez for (3) counts of Theft , Wilson Perez for (2) counts of Theft, and, additionally, Wilson was charged jointly with, Cristian Novelo for (1) count of Theft.

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