Man sentenced to 50 years after stealing 1.2mil fajitas

53-year-old Gilberto Escamilla worked at the Darrel B. Hester Juvenile Detention Center in San Benito, Texas. In 2017 it was discovered that he had been placing orders for fajitas using county funds and then selling them for his own profit since 2008. He was fined 10k, ordered to pay back the $1,251,578.72 that the fajitas cost and sentenced to 50 years in prison. His scheme unraveled last august when a delivery driver phoned the detention center to give the kitchen staff a heads up that an 800-pound delivery of fajitas had arrived. Employees thought it was suspicious because minors at the detention center are not served fajitas. But, the delivery driver insisted that had been delivering fajitas there for the past 9 years. After being arrested police searched Escamilla's refrigerator and found packages of the fajitas.  Escamilla said "It was selfish. It started small and got bigger and out of control, It got to the point where I couldn't control it anymore."

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