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The former security supervisor of the Best Buy Store on Transit Road in Clarence was arrested for alleged thefts of more than $21,000 in store electronics product following a two-month investigation conducted by State Trooper Christopher Rodler and store management, the New York State Police announced today.

Matthew P. Kwarta, 24, of Amherst, has been charged with third-degree grand larceny, first-degree scheme to defraud, and first-degree falsifying business records for allegedly stealing at least $21,169.98 worth of electronic products, primarily cell phones and iPads prior to late February. After arraignment in Clarence Town Court Kwarta was released without bail pending a felony hearing May 2.