Ruben Reyna, 39, a San Antonio delivery driver, is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of uniforms from his employer and selling them to a resale shop in Three Rivers.
San Antonio police declined to release the name of the company that employed Reyna (pictured).
However, KSAT 12 News has confirmed that he worked for Cintas, whose local office is located in the 3600 block of SE Loop 410.
Soon after his arrest Thursday morning, Reyna walked through the lobby of the police department’s East Side substation still dressed in a Cintas shirt, with handcuffs on his wrists.
A few hours later, police announced that they also had arrested a relative of his: Daniel Reyna, 60.
Sgt. Javier Salazar, spokesman for SAPD, said investigators found out that they stole at least $60,000 worth of merchandise from the company.
He said it consisted, mostly, of flame-retardant coveralls that are popular among oil field workers.
"It appears that this subject and at least one other were stealing the merchandise and taking it down south to be sold," Salazar said. “These uniforms were being sold at a very low price, which aroused suspicion.”
He said one of Cintas’ competitors in Three Rivers notified the company that its products were being sold by a retailer, Salazar said.
Someone with Cintas contacted police in Three Rivers, who called in San Antonio police detectives, he said.
Salazar said the stolen merchandise was being sold to a second-hand store, which then resold it to customers.
“I don't know that the local store in Three Rivers knew that what they were purchasing was stolen,” he said.
Hours after the arrest, Dan “Dano” Toomey, Cintas’ general manager, issued a brief written statement, saying, “Cintas has cooperated fully with this ongoing SAPD investigation into this crime. We are very pleased with the speed and thoroughness displayed by the department.”
The statement also said the company “will continue to cooperate with both the Three Rivers authorities and local officials in order to bring this to a successful closure.”
Both suspects were booked into the Bexar County jail on a charge of theft-$20,000-$100,000.