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Thu May 30, 2019, 05:12 AM

Follow-up: Former county employee loses appeal over stolen fajitas

The 13th Court of Appeals affirmed the five-decade sentence a former juvenile detention center employee received for stealing more than $1 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

On April 20, 2018, visiting Judge Manuel Bañales sentenced 54-year-old Gilberto Escamilla to 50 years in prison after the former Darrell B. Hester Juvenile Justice Center food services administrator pleaded guilty to theft by a public servant in an amount greater than $200,000.

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office Special Investigations Unit arrested the man in 2017 after a Labatt Food Service driver called the detention center to let employees there know that their 800-pound delivery of fajitas, which are not on the menu, had arrived.

The value of the fajitas totaled $1,251,578. That figure doesn’t include brisket, pork chops, sausage and chicken that Escamilla also admitted during court hearings to stealing and selling to people and restaurants.

Read more: https://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/former-county-employee-loses-appeal-over-stolen-fajitas/article_2dee9894-819f-11e9-be70-4fd885b88c8f.html

Earlier threads:
Follow-up: Fajita case seeks appeal; Man claims he received ineffective counsel - Dec 2018
https://www.democraticunderground.com/107841830

Man sentenced to 50 years for fajita theft appeals - May 2018
https://www.democraticunderground.com/107839220

Former Cameron County employee sentenced to 50 years for fajita theft - Apr 2018
https://www.democraticunderground.com/107838772

Cameron County DA's office looks into missing $1.2M of fajita purchases - Oct 2017
https://www.democraticunderground.com/107836864

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2019, 06:06 AM

1. GEEZ...i Saw the subject line & thought he'd been caught stealing someone's fajitas from the Fridge

LOL.... ya know the workplace community refrigerator, where one's lunch disappears regularly?

OMG

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Thu May 30, 2019, 06:17 AM

2. Same here-- or maybe he just didn't pay for lunch...

kinda funny how he got caught, though.

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