ATM technician suspected of stealing from ATMs in Redwood City, San Mateo

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An ATM service technician was arrested Friday on suspicion of embezzling about $145,000 from San Mateo Credit Union ATM machines in Redwood City and about $47,000 from an ATM machine in San Mateo between May 16 and May 18, police said.

Vy Thac, 62, allegedly used a fictitious work order to access and open the ATM machines, police said.

About 11:15 a.m. Friday, Redwood City police officers responded to the main branch of the San Mateo Credit Union at 350 Convention Way on the theft report. Officers obtained a search warrant for Nguyen, his vehicles and his home in San Jose.

“Evidence was seized at the residence implicating Nguyen of the crimes,” police said.

Nguyen was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on charges of commercial burglary and embezzlement.