According to The Brownsville Herald, Escamilla's scheme unraveled last August after a delivery driver with Labatt Food Service phoned the detention center to give kitchen employees a heads up that an 800-pound delivery of fajitas had arrived.
The plea came after authorities accused Escamilla of stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years while working at a Cameron County juvenile detention center. Escamilla was booked into state jail, and made bond.
After being fired and arrested, Escamilla's house was searched by police, who found packages of the fajitas in his refrigerator.More news: FDA takes actions to restrict kids' access to e-cigs
Calling the case exceptional Cameron County Assistant District Attorney Peter Gilman sentence Escamilla to 50 years to send across a message.
And, yet, a 53-year-old Texan by the name of Gilberto Escamilla almost got away with stealing that incomprehensible amount of Tex-Mex foodstuffs.
When Escaramilla was arrested past year, District Attorney Luis V Saenz said, "If it wasn't so serious, you'd think it was a Saturday Night Live skit".More news: Virtu Financial LLC Grows Holdings in Boeing (BA)
As the Brownsville Herald reports, Judge J.
Manuel Banales ordered the 50-year sentence for Gilberto Escamilla, who admitted to using taxpayer money to buy fajita meat and sell it for profit while working as a purchaser for Darrel B. Hester Juvenile Detention Center. A warning that if you're a public servant and you steal, you're going to face a long prison sentence.
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