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City of Odessa supervisor admits to stealing city equipment to sell on EBay for profit

Michael Beard Jr. (Source: Odessa Police Department) Michael Beard Jr. (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

The Odessa Police Department has arrested a City of Odessa employee accused of stealing equipment from the city.

Michael Beard Jr., 39, is charged with theft by a public servant.

We're told that a theft report was made on Thursday.

The victim told police that 5 GPS units had been stolen and sold on EBay by a known person.

Beard, who is a supervisor for Utilities, was the known person.

We're told the value of the equipment was valued between $30,000 and $150,000.

Beard was interviewed on Friday and he admitted to stealing the electronic units and selling them for a profit on EBay.

Beard was arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center

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