UPDATE: CSU Long Beach Police Arrest Ex-Student Linked to Campus Bookstore Thefts

UPDATE | Cal State Long Beach police have arrested a former student suspected of stealing more than $3,000 worth of items from the University Bookstore using bad checks, authorities announced recently.

Gavin Maximiliano Dighero, 26, was arrested July 20 by CSULB officers at a Long Beach residence, university spokesman Mike Uhlenkamp confirmed. A warrant for his arrest had been granted a few months ago by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Dighero allegedly used bad checks to purchase items from the University Bookstore on three separate occasions in 2015, authorities previously stated. The total amount stolen is estimated at $3,226.36, according to officials.

PREVIOUSLY:  Felony Warrant Issued for former Cal State Long Beach Student Suspected of Stealing Thousands from Campus Bookstore

suspect dighero4/27/16 at 4:22PM | A felony warrant has been issued for a former Cal State Long Beach student who allegedly used bad checks to purchase more than $3,000 worth of items from the University Bookstore on three separate occasions in 2015, university police announced.

Gavin Maximiliano Dighero, 26, is accused of grand theft for writing bad checks and burglary for entering a retail establishment with the intent to commit theft.

Officials stated that on August 24, 2015 Dighero entered the University Bookstore and made a purchase by writing a check from a closed account linked to a Ruby Dighero. A police investigation revealed Gavin Dighero legally changed his name from Ruby Dighero.

Dighero entered the bookstore the next day, on August 25, 2015, and wrote a check from the same closed account to make a purchase. He entered the bookstore for the final time on August 28, 2015 and made a large purchase in the same previous methods.

The total loss at this time is $3,226.36, officials stated.

Authorities believe Dighero may have defrauded other businesses and individuals with similar methods.

The case was presented to the to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and a felony warrant for his arrest was granted, the bulletin stated.

Dighero is described as a Hispanic man, 150 pounds and 5 feet, 5 inches tall. According to his LinkedIn profile, he graduated CSULB with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management in 2012 and was in the process of getting his masters at CSULB in business administration.

If the public has any questions or information regarding this alert, contact the following investigators:

Detective Sgt. Johnny Leyva at [email protected] or 562.0011, Detective Antonio Maciel at [email protected] or 562.985.0018, or Detective Chrstopher Brown at [email protected] or 562.985.8938. The CSULB Police Department can be reached at 562.985.4101.

Above, left photo of suspect Gavin Maximiliano Dighero courtesy of CSULB Police Department.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.