Jul 16, 2013 3:44 PM by KATC

Starks man accused of stealing fuel

A Calcasieu audit report revealed that a Starks Gravity Drainage District employee allegedly stole over a thousand gallons of fuel.

According to a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office press release, on June 20, detectives were contacted by an auditor for the parish regarding David W. Brock, 59, of Starks, stealing fuel from the parish fuel tanks. The audit revealed approximately 1,300 gallons of fuel, valued at over $3,800, was found to be missing, stated the release.

Further investigation revealed Brock allegedly entered the Gravity Drainage barn site during the early morning hours and turn off the surveillance cameras. After filling up his vehicle and gas containers with fuel from the parish fuel tanks, Brock would then turn the cameras back on, according to the release.

When questioned by detectives, Brock confirmed he turned off the cameras and stole fuel from the fuel tanks, according to authorities.

Brock was arrested on July 15 and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged theft over $1,500; unauthorized entry of a business; and malfeasance in office.

Judge Kent Savoie set his bond at $12,500.




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