Stealing a million dollars worth of any food seems like a difficult task in itself.
Yet somehow, an employee by the name of Gilberto Escamilla, who works for the Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department in Texas, was alleged to have stolen $1.2 million of fajitas over a nine year period, as reported by the Brownsville Herald.
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“If it wasn’t so serious, you’d think it was a Saturday Night Live skit. But this is the real thing,” District Attorney Luis V. Saenz told the newspaper.
The alleged plot was only uncovered when Escamilla took a day off for a doctor’s appointment on Aug. 7. Someone didn’t hit pause on their operation, because a Labatt Food Service truck turned up to the department’s kitchen. The driver informed another employee of an 800 pound delivery of fajitas. Read more…
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