Janitor Stole 41 Laptops from Genentech

Genentech called cops on one of its janitors.

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Feb 16, 2012  |  Updated 3:27 PM PDT
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Janitor Stole 41 Laptops from Genentech

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Genentech of South San Francisco is one of the most profitable biotech companies in the business.

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Cue the "cleaning house" jokes.

A contract janitor is in police custody on suspicion of stealing 41 laptops from Genentech's corporate headquarters in South San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

Dionisio Dauz, 33, of San Francisco, was booked into jail in Redwood City on Feb. 7 by South City police, according to the newspaper. He is suspected of stealing from the company over a period of months. Genentech officials called police after they conducted their own "internal" investigation, according to reports.

Police recovered one projector and three laptop computers from Dauz's home, the newspaper reported. Many of the other items may have been shipped overseas, police said, or sold on the black market.

Genentech employs 11,000 people in South City and "often" calls police to report theft, according to a South City police spokesman.

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