Check cashing employee accused of stealing nearly $2,700 from work

Alyssa Puga // Harlingen Police Department

A check cashing employee is facing criminal charges after she allegedly stole nearly $2,700 dollars from work.

Harlingen police arrested 24-year-old Alyssa Puga on a felony theft charge on Friday.

Investigators said the Check-N-Go off West Lincoln Avenue filed a theft report against Puga.

The company claims an internal audit reveals missing cash while surveillance cameras caught her stealing $2,694.98 from their deposits.

A motive for the theft is not clear but Harlingen police arrested Puga at an apartment off South 17th Street Street on Friday.

Puga appeared before a Harlingen municipal judge on Saturday morning where she was issued a $5,000 dollar bond.