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Employee arrested in alleged Peterborough Galaxy Cinemas ticket scam: police

A ticket stub from Galaxy Cinemas in Peterborough. An employee has been charged with theft involving the sale of tickets. File

An employee at Galaxy Cinemas has been arrested and charged following an investigation of theft at the Peterborough movie theatre.

The Peterborough Police Service say police received a report on Tuesday of “suspicious” activity with a point-of-sale terminal at the downtown business.

Investigators determined that between Jan. 20 and Feb. 20, a cinema employee allegedly accepted cash payments from customers and deleted the transactions from the point-of-sale terminal while keeping the cash.

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Pavas Dixit, 25, from Peterborough was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with theft and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (cash).

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court March 25.

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