SANTA ANA, CA (KSWB) – Authorities are looking for a man from California suspected of redirecting nearly 100 batches of tests to COVID-19 worth more than $ 1 million from several warehouses to his residence, law enforcement said this week.
Santa Ana police have identified Carlitos Peralto, a 33-year-old warehouse manager from the Covid Clinic, as a suspect. The Covid Clinic has seven warehouses across the country, “where they store and send COVID-19 tests to customers, such as clinics, test sites, schools and hotels,” the police said in a statement. advisory.
“Peralta had access to a delivery and delivery system from different warehouses,” they added.
According to the sergeant, the suspect redirected the first shipment on December 30, 2021 and continued to redirect the tests until February 7. Maria Lopez of the Santa Ana Police Department Los Angeles Times reported.
Covid Clinic supervisors told police about the activities, which were alerted to Peralta staff, sergeants. Lopez added.
According to police, the estimated value of the stolen tests is about $ 1,000,575.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the wanted person is asked to contact Detective Wilson at (714) 245-8551.