Published: Tue, October 17, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Brownsville man accused of stealing over $1.2 Million worth of fajitas

Brownsville man accused of stealing over $1.2 Million worth of fajitas

The driver responded that he has been delivering fajitas to the office for years. That would be like bringing your own truck of liquor to the club, selling them at the bar for $800, and then going home without the any bar manager or bartender seeing a thing.

Reports say Escaramilla's scheme was exposed in August when he took a day off work for a medical appointment.

"If it wasn't so serious, you'd think it was a "Saturday Night Live" skit". In the wake of searching through about a time of records from Labatt Food Service, examiners verified that Escaramilla had utilized citizen assets to buy $1,251,578 worth of fajitas.

Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz tells The Brownsville Herald that Gilberto Escaramilla was sacked in August and arrested after authorities obtained a search warrant.

The Cameron County District Attorney's Office slapped the cuffs on Escamilla after his co-workers discovered he was ordering an obscene amount of fajitas for the county juvenile justice department.

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Escaramillo was sacked after that and then later arrested when investigators searched his home and found packages of fajitas in his refrigerator.

The woman called out to receive the order was shocked because the juvenile detention center does not serve fajita meat as a meal option.

"He would literally, on the day he ordered them, deliver them to customers he had already lined up", Saenz told the Brownsville Herald. "We've been able to uncover two of his purchasers, and they are cooperating with the investigation", Saenz told the local newspaper.

Escaramilla was released on bond and was arrested again Tuesday on a charge of first-degree felony theft.

"They've got the right to be upset", he said to the Herald. "The Department expects that wrongdoers will be punished and assures that procedures and protocols have been established", Gomez said.

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