David Brock arrested for stealing fuel from parish

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David W. Brock was arrested for the theft of over 1,300 gallons of fuel, the Daily Comet, a Lousiana newspaper, reported Tuesday.

Brock, 59, was charged with malfeasance in office, theft of goods worth more than $1,500, and unauthorized entry of a business.

A Calcasieu Parish employee, Brock worked in the gravity drainage district department, said a Calcasieu press release.

According to the release, Brock “entered the Gravity Drainage barn site during the early morning hours and turn[ed] off the surveillance cameras.  After filling up his vehicle and gas containers with fuel from the Gravity Drainage fuel tanks, Brock would then turn the cameras back on.”

The total value of the fuel siphoned by Mr. Brock was estimated at more than $3,800.

The investigation began almost a month ago, on June 20th, when the Calcasieu Police Department was contacted by a parish auditor with evidence of Brock’s misdeeds.

When confronted by detectives, Brock promptly admitted to the crime. He was arrested on June 15 and immediately remanded to custody at the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Brock’s bond was set at $12,500 by Judge Kent Savoie. It is unclear if he has retained a lawyer.

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