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ATM company manager accused of stealing $24K

| Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, 11:30 p.m.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for the Pittsburgh branch manager of the company that repairs and maintains ATMs at Rivers Casino who is accused of stealing nearly $24,000 from the automated tellers.

David Alan Cauvel, 49, of McKean, Erie County, was charged with theft and receiving stolen property after state police said they recovered $23,800 in his pants pocket and in his truck parked in the bus lobby of Rivers Casino on July 24.

Cauvel and another employee of Texas-based Loomis came to the North Shore casino to conduct an audit of an ATM after a man called the company to say his wife had requested three $20 bills from the automated teller and instead received three $100 bills.

The other employee removed four money cassettes from the ATM and found the $20 trays contained $20 bills and the $100 trays contained $100 bills, state police said.

According to the criminal complaint:

The employee gave the trays to Cauvel, who is his boss, to run the cash through a money counter in the vehicle. Halfway through a stack of $100 bills, the employee noticed some of the cash had been replaced by $20 bills.

After returning the cassettes to the ATM, the employee contacted casino security.

Troopers searched Cauvel and found $100 bills totaling $3,700 in his pants pocket. They found another $20,100 inside the vehicle.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or mhasch@tribweb.com.

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