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