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

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