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VA. ABC employee pleads guilty to embezzlement and more

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An email from Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (VAABC) confirms a former employee has pleaded guilty to computer trespass and embezzling inventory charges.

Edgar Smith Garcia 28 of Manassas pleaded guilty in Hanover County Circuit court September 19.

Garcia was a lead ABC sales associate from February 14 to March 25, 2022.

He was found to be passing internal agency information to Robert Adams of Newport News.

Adams was allegedly selling that information to buyers he contacted through online bourbon hunting groups.

Adams is scheduled to appear in court on December 12 in Hanover County.

Virginia State Police Criminal Investigation Division and ABC Authorities conducted an extensive internal review which led to the arrest of the two subjects.

ABC CEO Travis Hill said that new distribution methods have been put in place to close avenues that could provide the possibilities for exploitation in the future.

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