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April 3, 2014

Tip scheme: Pizza delivery man charged with theft, forgery

JOHNSTOWN — A pizza delivery man was charged Thursday with theft and forgery after police said he stole money from Capri Pizza in Lower Yoder Township and its customers.

Joshua Daniel Seminsky, 27, of the 100 block of Lancer Court, Johnstown, was charged with 37 counts of forgery, and 74 counts each of theft and receiving stolen property.

In a criminal complaint, West Hills Regional police said Seminsky was a pizza delivery driver for Capri Pizza, 1757 Goucher Street, from Feb. 6 until March 29.

During that time police said he hatched a scheme to steal $275.89 in tips.

Police said after customers would phone in credit card orders, Seminsky would sign the credit card receipts and include a generous tip.

Capri would then pay him the tip money.

The owner thought “this guy is getting a lot of big tips,” police Sgt. George Musulin III said. The scheme was uncovered when the owner began looking at Seminsky’s receipts after customers began questioning credit card amounts.

Seminsky also received cash tips when he delivered the pizzas, Musulin said.

He was scheduled to be arraigned this evening.

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