Napa Valley Wine Theft Is an Inside Job

    Two Napa Valley winery employees were jailed recently after their employer accused them of stealing cases of wine worth $450 each.

      The president of V. Sattui Winery notified authorities after he allegedly saw an employee load a case of wine into a man’s truck, said Napa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jon Crawford. The worker said the man had paid for wine, but he had not, according to Crawford.

      While looking into the case, sheriff’s deputies determined the employee had paid another winery worker $75 for each case he marked with tape to show it had been purchased, Crawford said.

      The investigation revealed that at least eight cases of wine had been taken and sold for $200 each. The two V. Sattui employees and the man with the truck were all arrested on suspicion of grand theft and conspiracy.

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