It’s a real steal!
Former Chipotle’s restaurant manager Jeanette Ortiz, accused of swiping $626 dollars from the company safe, transforms a career-altering smear into a lifetime’s job of counting cash – her own. How?
Fired in 2015, Ortiz, the Fresno, California mother of nine, was suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. And the follow-up shocker that the restaurant chain she’d dedicated 14 years of her life to had no interest in her, outside of work. She’d stolen from the company, after all. Upper management had it on video tape.
Did restaurant chain management share the videotape with Ortiz? No. Did they destroy the video tape? Who knows? The damning evidence was never produced. Considering investigators discovered that Chipotle destroyed all text messages and managerial notation regarding Ortiz’s termination, the charge of wrongful termination wasn’t a hard case to make – just long in coming.
As Newser tells it, a