Suspect Arrested in $400K Wine Heist
Some 4.2K bottles went missing last month
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Mar 22, 2014 1:19 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police have arrested a warehouse worker in Napa Valley they say stole more than $400,000 worth of wine. Jose Pina, 31, was an employee of the Valley Wine Warehouse storage facility, and police told KTXL that meant he had unlimited access to the entire building. The warehouse stored bottles from several different wineries in the area. Some 4,200 bottles of wine were discovered missing February 14, and police had said the theft was likely an inside job after finding no signs of forced entry. Investigators say Pina was found with several cases of wine and more than $70,000 in cash.

 

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