Because security guards know the security systems where they work, they sometimes find stealing too tempting despite their duty to protect their employer’s property. In this case, a security guard couldn’t resist three LA Lakers championship rings and a bunch of gift cards from a training center.
The former security guard pleaded no contest to grand theft. He will have to spend 180 days in jail and pay almost $14K in restitution. Because most security guard employers run background checks on people who want to work as security officers, this former guard probably won’t be able to get another security officer job in the future.