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Local Little Caesars employees say paychecks are bouncing

Posted at 11:23 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 12:20:11-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Employees at a Little Caesars franchise location in Logan Heights say their paychecks are bouncing and management is not responding to their concerns.

The workers say the problems started in March, and they told 10News they've received paychecks, only to have them bounce a few days later and racking up banking fees every time. The employees 10News spoke to, from the National Avenue location, did not want to be identified.

When they spoke out to supervisors, the employees claimed they were told to not to bother upper management. Other times, they said, they were left in the dark with no response.

Employees identified the owner as Tony Bith, saying he owns at least a dozen Little Caesars locations throughout San Diego County. The one in Barrio Logan on Main Street is also closed; the National City Location on Plaza Boulevard is still open.

10News tried to reach Bith by phone but did not hear back as of the publication of this story. 10News also attempted to make contact with him at his home address, but could not access him because he lives in a gated community.

10News reached out to Little Caesars corporate to find out if they were aware of what was going on and they sent the following statement:

Little Caesars does not condone nonpayment of crew members by any of our owner-operators, and we are extremely disappointed that this occurred. This franchisee was recently terminated and is no longer a part of the Little Caesars brand.
Little Caesars Corporate

The spokesperson said they could not comment any further because they are currently involved in pending litigation with the franchisee.