According to the police report, Marco Khar delivered food orders to customers. But upon returning to the restaurant, he allegedly entered discount codes into the computer system, which reduced the cost of the order, and pocketed the difference.
FRAMINGHAM – A pizza deliveryman figured out a way to get a bigger piece of the pie, but he now faces theft charges after nearly $9,500 went missing, authorities said.
Marco Khar, 25, admitted to Papa Gino’s corporate security that he stole the money during the first six months of this year, according to a Framingham police report filed Wednesday in Framingham District Court.
The theft was discovered in June when Dedham-based Papa Gino’s audited its Framingham restaurants on Cochituate Road and Route 9.
“Khar was a delivery driver who was involved in a total of 448 transactions of questionable nature,” police wrote in the report.
Khar would deliver food orders to customers, according to the report. But when he returned to the restaurant, he allegedly entered into the system the codes of several different managers to allow him to discount the cost of each order and pocket the difference. In some cases, he is alleged to have discounted the cost of an order by 95 percent.
Company investigators questioned other employees and managers, and none of them knew how Khar obtained passwords to which only managers were supposed to have access. According to the report, it looked like Khar was working alone.
When questioned by store security, Khar admitted to the theft. In all, he stole just under $9,500, police wrote. Papa Gino’s initially suspended Khar, but later fired him.
Police did not arrest Khar, but obtained a summons for him to appear in Framingham District Court.
Police charged Khar, of 561 Worcester Road, with larceny of more than $1,200 by a single scheme.
At Khar’s arraignment Wednesday in Framingham District Court, Judge David Cunis released him without bail. Khar is due back in court on Nov. 29 for a pretrial conference.