• Loss prevention officer accused of stealing thousands from Macy's

    By: Mike Petchenik

    Updated:

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Alpharetta police say a Duluth man, whose job it was to prevent theft from a department store, was stealing from it.
     
    Harvey Guess, 33, faces felony theft charges after police say he admitted to taking at least $2,000 from the Macy’s at North Point Mall during a three-month period.
     
    “He unlawfully accessed two cash register drawers after closing hours and removed cash,” said Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon.
     
    Gordon told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik that Guess’ own supervisor detained him last week and alerted police after discovering the theft.
     
    “It’s just disheartening to have an employee working loss prevention who probably has been responsible for the arrest of others who have shoplifted over the years, now committing monetary thefts,” Gordon said.
     
    Guess bonded out of the Fulton County Jail earlier this week. Petchenik reached him by email but Guess had no comment on the arrest.
     
    Shoppers at the Alpharetta store were surprised to hear of the arrest.
     
    “I hope they do better background checks on people in the future,” said Priscilla O’Connell. “We trust Macy’s.”


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