Published June 04 2010
Best Buy suspect pleads not guilty to thefts
Chernel Magaga, 19, told police he took merchandise out of the store on behalf of both security guards who are accused of allowing the thefts, including an Xbox and a laptop computer.
Magaga, who lived with one of the two store guards, is charged with a Class C felony count of theft of property. He pleaded not guilty Thursday and is due back in court on July 28.
Police believe the alleged theft ring took more than $150,000 in goods from Best Buy between September and February.