Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The tag agency story, what do you guys think?

Now that we've gotten through most of the Airways Tag Agency story, what do you guys think?  Here's what we do know...

  • According to the arrest affidavit, between 12/3/2010 and 12/20/2010 there was approximately 20 transactions whose proceeds equaled $15,168.83
  • Days after the transactions were processed they were cancelled in the tag agency's internal accounting system
  • Once said transactions were cancelled, the proceeds disappeared creating huge shortages in the funds that the tag agency owed the state both in taxes collected and in title and tag fees.
  • Three tellers who worked at the tag agency were arrested and accused of stealing the funds.

So those are the incontrovertible facts.  We know the transactions occurred, then were cancelled therefore leaving the tag agency owing the state tens of thousands of dollars.  After interviewing the tellers for an hour or so, Detective Jorge Baluja of the MDPD decided that the three tellers were at fault and subsequently arrested them.  Simple.


Here's where things start getting a little complicated, once again these are incontrovertible facts as well...

  • The tag agency strictly monitors the tellers cash drawers both at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day.
  • The tag agency also strictly monitors the tellers inventory of license plates, blank registration decals as well as blank titles.
  • A quick look inside the tag agency will reveal a number of security cameras that monitor each teller.
  • The tag agency has a manager that is constantly hovering over each of the tellers.
  • Last but not least, almost all of the larger transactions (over $1,000) are paid for with company checks.

Now, with that in mind, how can we be expected to believe someone at the teller level could possibly make away with nearly ten thousand dollars of proceeds from these transactions?  As we said before, the one thing that we know for sure is at the end of the day there was a huge negative balance in the tag agency, that much we can't get around, but what better way to justify this negative balance than by arresting someone or in this case three people?  From what I'm told, the transactions mentioned in the arrest affidavit represented only a small portion of the actual alleged thefts, I've heard that the amount of money actually missing was much more than what the police reported.  Perhaps this comment from yesterday's blog post will add a little clarity to what we're trying to say...
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
Now, I don't know much about the Cuban cop thing, but the rest of the comment does ring true and basically reiterates what we've been saying all along although I have to admit, I have no idea what "JAJAJJA" means.  




So what do I think happened?  For what it's worth, here's my theory of the case; perhaps one of the principals of the tag agency or maybe someone in management or perhaps whoever is looking after the books figures out a way to skim a little money from this little tag agency, once they perfect the skim, the get a little greedy and start taking more and more.  Once the scheme is revealed, they go ahead and blame the people lowest on the totem pole, the people least able to defend themselves, the most vulnerable of the bunch, the tellers.  Perhaps at this point, a few favors are called in and they're able to get a cop to investigate that's sympathetic to the owners plight.  Think about that for a second, wouldn't you prefer to have a cop that's investigating your business that's a friend or a friend of a friend that is more inclined to believe your story versus a total stranger?  Maybe even a lazy incompetent cop that's willing to buy your whole story, hook line and sinker without doing any investigating on their own?  In case there's any doubt that Detective Baluja is just that type of cop, go back and read Matt Meltzer's story from Miami Beach 411 regarding the good detective and his investigative skills.  To me that's just the kind of detective you'd want in a situation like this.


What do you guys think?  Mull it over then tomorrow we'll make the link that will probably make the whole story make sense.

10 comments:

  1. WELL LET ME FIRST START WITH JA,JA MEANS LOL THEN I WILL PROCEED WITH REMOVING MY THOUGHT OF BEHIND EVERY DIRTY JOB THERE IS A CUBAN, BUT I WILL DEFENETLY PROCEED WITH SAYING THAT I LOVE THE STRAW BUYER WOW YOU DO HAVE A GREAT THINKING BRAIN.ONCE AGAIN MY FOCUS IS ON HOW ON EARTH THEY CAN TAKE ALL THAT MONEY IN A MATTER OF DAYS BECAUSE I AM SORRY AS I MENTION BEFORE,BUT BEFORE ANY CASHIER LEAVES THE JOB DONT YOU PRINT A REPORT? AND IN THAT REPORT SHOWS THE AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU DO THAT DAY? AND AFTER YOU ARE DONE THE PROPER PORTOCOL IS TO TAKE IT TO THE ACCOUNTANT? AND YOU HAVE A WITNESS THAT THAT MONEY HAS BEEN EITHER DROP OR COUNTED BEFORE YOU LEAVE? BECAUSE IN MY UNDERSTANDING YOU CANT LEAVE A JOB UNTIL THEY COUNT THE MONEY SPECIALY A CASHIERS JOB... BUT OF COURSE THATS IS ME THINKING RIGHT ... I LIKE TO COMMENT HOW IN HELL A CASHIER WILL GO BACK TO A TRANSACTION A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER TRANSACTION IS DONE AND VOIDED WHEN SHE NO LONGER HAS THE MONEY IN HER POSSESION ..PLEASE EXPLAIN ME ..WHAT I RECALL FROM EXPERIENCE ONCE YOU DROP THAT MONEY IS GONNE EITHER TO A BANK OR TO WHOM EVER POCKETS THE MONEY BUT PEOPLE COME ON GROW SOME SENSE NOT THE CASHIER ....THERE HAS TO BE A BIG HUNGRY FISH BEHIND THIS WHOLE SKEEM AND I HOPE IT GETS CAUGHT BEFORE ANOTHER INNOCENT LIFE PAYS FOR ITS OWN MISTAKES.

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  2. Well what I think about this little incident it's that the detective got paid for this, there is no way that he is going to implicate himself just for a favor, or been stupid it's the best thing for him to be (cop) that will live police deparment with a bad name "What Happend with INTERNAL AFFAIRS" they suppost to be looking for corrupted cop's has anyone call them?? Plus in any place it's a dollar missing the owner will fine out on the spot I mean one imagen thousands of Dollar like they are saying they must have this clercks on video and paper work in order to booked them and all if they are innocents I feel sorry for the STUPID COP AND THE OWNER OF THAT BUSINESS

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  3. I think that was a "favor" among colleagues.

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  4. in my opinion after reading this whole crazy but true story i believe that dirty cop Baluja "MUST BE SHITTING BRICKS" BECAUSE OH MY GOD his day is comming ,but my big question qill be the pople who own this place do they have their head attached to their body or is it up their ass, because if all this comes out to be a false lie i think they are looking for a long ride in jail for a long time wow. may god have mercy on them

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  5. It does seem like a pattern with Balujajaja to take a report from a criminal and then use that to arrest innocent bystanders while the criminal gets away. It would almost be reassuring if he was on the take, because it's sad to think he could be doing that by accident.

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  6. This case is proof of the kind of stupid and corrupt they are,
    Baluja and everyone involved.

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  7. BALUJA SHOULD WEAR HIS BADGE AS MUCH AS HE CAN NOW, BECAUSE VERY SOON WHAT HE WILL BE WEARING WITH MUCH PRIDE WILL BE AN ORANGE SUIT....

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  8. My friends my advice to all of you is that whenever you get stop by a cop yougot to call 911 u dont know is baluja is behind you

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  9. After reading this very intresting and common sense story I personaly think this is so clear that there is no other investigation for this case what other more evidence do they need. There are so many people in jail that are innocents and they waste a whole lifetime in jail. I agree with all the comments posted especially theone of all cashiers give their money at the end of the day where is that person that recieved that money, i think thats the top question.

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  10. I believe its not right at all.. maybe the owners of the tag agency were in complience with the detective to ruin these tellers record and life for as long as they live. Some bullshit when you are a criminal and have a complice who is a detective. The fucking real people who work the law should finally open they're eyes and put that bastard in prison and throw his badge away and give those tellers a brake to clean out those charges and let them go on with they're lives

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