Monday, January 30, 2012

Another look at the auto tag agency story...

Before we go deeper into the Airways Auto Tag Agency story that we first mentioned earlier this month, let's try to get a basic understanding of what the case is about.  The allegations are as follows...


Customer comes into the tag agency and for the sake of our argument, purchases a new license plate for their car and pays the sales tax on their newly acquired vehicle.  To make things easy, let's say that the entire transaction costs a total of $1,000.


At this point the teller at the tag agency takes the $1,000 from the customer, which by the way is almost always cash or a company check assuming it was coming from one of the dealers that the tag agency works with, prints out the required paperwork and receipts from the state computer system, hands the customer a license plate as well as a new vehicle registration and decal.  So far so good right?


According to the police, at some point in the day, the tellers that were charged pocket the money then go and void out the transactions on the tag agencies internal accounting system therefore according to the arrest affidavit shorting the tag agencies proceeds to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (aka DHSMV) which regulates the tag agencies.  


Simple enough right?  You come in, pay your money, pick up your tag, registration, title, etc, the teller does all the required paperwork on the state and the tag agencies internal computer system then at some point after you leave, the tellers would void the transactions on the agency's internal system, pocket the money which would therefore leave a shortage with the state at the end of the day.


Real simple right?  Let's now take a look at a specific day that the police allege that one of these dirty tellers pulled this scheme, specifically, December 18, 2010.  From the arrest affidavit...


Ok, so according to the arrest affidavit, on December 18, 2010 this teller processed six transactions totaling $8,175.90 and then two days later said teller voided these transactions and at some point between these two days the defendant pocketed a little over $8,000.  Now to fully understand these allegations, lets take another look at the tag agency where all this was alleged to have occurred...


What you can't see from this photo is that the place is only about ten feet deep and has three tellers.  Now, take into account that the business is highly regulated by the state and there is a strict inventory of license plates, blank titles, blank registrations, etc.  You start off the day with a certain inventory of items and you finish the day with all those items as well as the money in your drawer fully accounted for.  Also take into consideration that large dealer transactions like the ones that occurred on December 18, 2010 are invariably paid for with a check from the dealership.  Now, tell me how anyone with a modicum of common sense could believe that there could possibly have been $8,000 in cash missing from this tiny tag agency in one day without anyone above the tellers knowing about it?  


Anyone with an once of reason in their head would be confounded by these allegations, that is, anyone but our favorite MDPD Detective, Jorge Baluja...


Tomorrow we'll propose what our theory of this case is and see what you think.

10 comments:

  1. i believe the people it self took the money how can so much money be missing and you not find out yeah right come on people this is bulllllllll. okay i hope the people that went tru this are all out and fine because this sounds to me like the one stealing was either the ones who own this place or the person that do the accounting jajajajjaja i ma telling you know a days people are full of it ........ please tell me the people the arrest are fine straw buyer because if not they are going to be millionaires an so are you....... i love this story keep me informed

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  2. Do we even know that the shorting hapened at all? What evidence is there of that? Of course it is a typical Balujaism that it has to be the teller who made the retail sale who skimmed the till. It couldn't be just one of the tellers, or the boss. That way he doesn't have to investigate who actually was skimming. He just records who is doing the legitimate transactions in front of the public, and applies his equivocation, and bingo, he's found the bad guy.

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  3. I hope someday Baluja and all his people to pay for the damage they do to innocent people.

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  4. I HOPE IT COMES SOON I HOPE HE SITS IN JAIL FOR A VERY LONG TIME HE DESERVES THAT AN A WHOLE LOT MORE I KNOW THAT EVERY PIG HAS ITS CHRISTMAS AND I WILL BE HERE WAITING FOR THAT DAY WITH PASSION

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  5. IS FUNNY HOW ALL THAT MONEY GETS LOST AND THEY DONT NOTICE THE SAME DAY? HOLD ON ONE SECOND, BUT TO MY UNDERSTAND WHEN YOU FINISH WITH THE DAY AS A CASHIER YOU TAKE ALL THE MONEY AND A REPORT TO ACCOUNTING HOW IN THE HELL THEY STOLE ALL THAT MONEY REALLY JAJAJAJAJJA ONLY A STUPID PERSON WILL BELIEVE THAT, ONE OF THE CASHIERS STOLE THE MONEY THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL AND SPECIALLY A TAG AGENCY THAT HAS CAMERAS JAJAJJA I HOPE WHOM EVER IS BEHIND THIS WHOLE SKEEM THAT APARENTLY IS AN INSIDE JOB OF A DIRTY ASS COP GETS WHAT THEY DESERVE .....WOW IS GREAT TO BE A CRIMINAL AND ALSO WEAR A BADGE BUT BEHIND EVERY DIRTY JOB IS A CUBAN HIDDING

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  6. This documentary is totally interesting and im super into it pleaseeeeeeee straw buyer these tellers are going to be reconpensed with lots of more money then what those roaches say they took..... I'm fascinated with this keep it up

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  7. You people are all idiots. This "blogger" can say anything he wants and not have to substantiate his facts. did you know that stars were really millions of tiny pixies???? I am using is logic. Say anything you want with no proof. What is the motive. You sound like someone pissed you off really bad. What are you? A disgruntled what?

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  8. Wooooow this is great that you are taking a lot of your time into this F*&^%D up story, I really hope the court comes to a clear discovery of this case soon and puts the right people in jail, and that ones that have suffer for so long this agony will become millionaires... i know they will... ;) They have to be really stupid to think they can get away with such fraud... lol... The owner of that place will finish her last years in a 4 by 4 jail sell, that sucks... Please keep posting info about this... Thank u...

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