ATM repairman accused of embezzling $192,000

An ATM repairman suspected in a series of thefts from the cash-dispensing machines in Redwood City and San Mateo has been arrested at his San Jose home.

Redwood City police claim Vy Thac Nguyen, 62, used his position as an ATM service technician for the San Mateo Credit Union to allegedly embezzle about $192,000 from the machines between May 16 and May 18.

Nguyen allegedly used a false work order to access and open the machines, according to police.

After serving a search warrant for Nguyen’s home, detectives discovered evidence implicating him in the crimes, police said.

He was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of commercial burglary and embezzlement, police said.