Mechanic Application Denied Due to History of Employee Theft
March 22, 2021
The application for Longshoreman as a Mechanic of Gregory Quintero, 30, of Bayonne, New Jersey, was denied today by the Commission after an administrative hearing in December 2020 conducted before the Honorable Frank Lanzo, an Administrative Law Judge. The Commission established at the hearing that Quintero, between February and June 2011, while he was employed as a cashier/stock clerk at a GNC store in Jersey City, New Jersey, stole merchandise from the store shelves on approximately 120 occasions which he then resold for personal gain. The total amount of the theft was calculated by GNC Loss Prevention officers to be approximately $7,500. The Administrative Law Judge held that the Applicant’s “thievery was not a one-time simple, impulsive shoplifting case by a youth. It was a lengthy ongoing scheme perpetrated by an individual who was legally an adult.” Accordingly, the Administrative Law Judge determined that Quintero’s presence on the port would constitute a danger to the public peace or safety and recommended denial of his application for Longshoreman to the Commission.
After considering the entire record, the Commission adopted the ALJ’s findings and his recommendation to deny Quintero’s application.