Two arrested for embezzlement from Valley Press

PALMDALE –Two independent delivery contractors for the Antelope Valley Press were arrested for stealing thousands of newspapers from the company, authorities said.

Joel Hernandez, 24, and Jacob Moran, 22, were arrested Wednesday for felony embezzlement. Moran, who is on active probation, was also arrested for probation violation.

The two brothers were contracted by the Antelope Valley Press to deliver newspapers, but instead, the men had been taking the newspapers to recycling yards and collecting money for the papers, according to Sgt. Kyle Bistline of Palmdale Station’s Partners Against Crime (PAC) Team.

When deputies went to the pair’s Palmdale home in the 38000 Block of 16th Street East to talk to them regarding the investigation, deputies found an additional 9,000 newspapers still bundled and stacked in front of the house, Bistline said.

The two brothers were arrested around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday and each jailed in lieu of $20,000 bail. Hernandez was released early Thursday morning, but Moran is still in custody. Both are due in court on Friday to answer charges.

  24 comments for “Two arrested for embezzlement from Valley Press

  1. Janes
    January 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Lol common av press u guys can do better then this they found them i innocent common find some other way to sell ur crap.

  2. Janes
    January 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Lol common av press u guys can do better then this trying they found them i innocent common find some other way to sell ur crap

  3. Lynn
    January 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    A couple of real winners. Probably the AV Press should run background checks on people before they hire. Especially with the way the valley has become so ghetto-like the past 20 or so years.

  4. karmapolice
    January 11, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Who would have known this upstanding citizen would do something like this!

    Jacob Moran, 22, Male, Hispanic of Palmdale
    4:36 p.m., 11-21-2012
    38705 E 16th St, Palmdale

    • Janes
      January 12, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Damm ur on it hahah

  5. Alex
    January 10, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    How can that be a crime? The newspapers would first have to have some value.

    • Les
      January 10, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      They absolutely do! The cost of the paper itself, the printing cost and the fact they were to be delivered to paying customers.
      It’s people like you who “forgive” the crime that make being a criminal acceptable in today’s society.
      If you ran the AV Press I bet you’d be singinging a different tune. Kudos to the AV Press for prosecuting these two!

      • Forward
        January 11, 2013 at 8:17 am

        But WILL the AVpress prosecute? We’re sure TRex is watching this closely…..

    • Forward
      January 11, 2013 at 8:13 am

      Daaaaaa! LOL !!!!

  6. Frank Rizzo
    January 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Well at least they put the Antelope Valley Press Newspaper to good use LOLS! Remember to recycle!!!

  7. Heather
    January 10, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    what will people think of next to get out of being honest and working for a living? incredible!

  8. T-Bone
    January 10, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Proof the economy is still in Hard Times! What do you get, .02 cents a pound if you are lucky? $10 will 10yrs!

    • Palmdale_Steve
      January 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      It’s a two bagger actually.

      Get paid to deliver the papers, then sell papers you don’t deliver for cash.

      But you are right, they will get jail time, sort of kinda of with early release not much time. We need Sheriff Joe’s “Tent City” jail for fools like this to do some real time in.

      • T-Bone
        January 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm

        Yeah, I was joking about 10yrs but not about the .02 cent per pound. $40-$50 a Ton is the going rate! I think they could have chosen a higher paying scam! lol

        • Palmdale_Diego
          January 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm

          These two geniuses probably spend all day thinking of ways to scam a dollar, instead of working for an honest wage. Throw away the key.

        • William
          January 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm

          The Antelope Valley Press is only worth 2 cents a pound? Who knew?

          • Concered
            January 11, 2013 at 9:37 am

            They still print that paper?

          • Frank Rizzo
            January 12, 2013 at 8:00 am

            Something William and I can actually agree on!

    • Heather
      January 10, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      nonsense about the economy…they had jobs…some people just can’t be honest..and play by the rules.. dumb asses!

      • Gladys
        January 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm

        Amen to that! Thieves

      • T-Bone
        January 11, 2013 at 7:31 am

        People are so serious! I was Clowning them about how dumb they were! Easy Trigger!

  9. Mike
    January 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    By having 9000 papers out in the front yard tells you how smart they are in case you missed it by rest of article. HA!

    • Janes
      January 12, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Smarter then u

  10. justbeingreal
    January 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    What a pair !!!!

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