Former NEX employee indicted for allegedly stealing, selling electronics from base store

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A Charge Back Clerk employed at Guam’s Navy Exchange has been indicted on 16 counts of theft of government property.

Jesse Cruz Camacho was employed with the NEX for roughly three years from June 2016 to October 2019. It was discovered that during this time he engaged in a scheme to steal electronic devices from the NEX main store to then sell for profit.

As a Charge Back Clerk at the NEX main store, Camacho was responsible for receiving returned items, logging items requiring repair, and transporting returned items to a repair facility as needed.

But it appears that Camacho used his position to swindle the federal government.

The indictment reads, “after stealing the electronic items from the NEX main store, Camacho disposed of the items by selling them using a Facebook social media account and by other means.”

Camacho stole various Apple MacBooks, iPads and Microsoft tablet computers amounting to nearly $20,000.

The indictment also provides a notice of forfeiture, upon conviction of the offense, he will have to pay back what was stolen.

Camacho was released on personal recognizance and placed on pre-trial release.

His next court date is set for December 31, followed by trial which is set for January 12, 2021.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.