Pablo Jesus Oliver, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida school district employee, was arrested Monday after he was accused of using his position with the district to steal over $50,000 worth of gas from the district’s fuel supply, news sources report. Oliver, 52, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of official misconduct, aggravated white-collar crime, and second-degree grand theft. He was later released after posting a $13,500 bail bond. Reports did not specify a lawyer for Oliver.
According to reports, Oliver has been employed by the school district for the past 18 years. During that time, he worked for the maintenance department and the bus driving divisions. Reports say he also worked as a fuel attendant for the district.
A tipster from the district’s facilities department apparently sparked an investigation into the alleged thefts. The Broward School’s police division then filed a report stating that between November 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012, Oliver exploited his role with the district to steal fuel, reports say. Based on reports, surveillance video shows Oliver arriving to the districts fueling station and illegally taking gasoline, all while he was “purportedly performing his school district duties.” In some cases, Oliver allegedly used the district’s vehicles during the thefts.
In addition, detective reportedly say Oliver would come into work early in order to steal gas. The total amount of gas stolen was not specified in reports, however its value was over $50,000. It is not clear whether Oliver was allegedly using the fuel himself or selling it to others.
Some crime news is of a more bizarre nature. Robin Moretz Campbell of Orange County was arrested Sunday after he was accused of walking his dog in the nude while tripping on mushrooms, sources report. Campbell, 20, was booked into the Orange County Jail on two counts of battery on an officer, resisting an officer without violence and exposure of sexual organs, and resisting an officer with violence. It is unclear whether he qualified for bail or hired legal representation.
According to reports, the incident occurred at around 5:15 Sunday evening when Campbell left his home in the 300 block of Hope Terrace to walk his dog. Campbell was not wearing clothes when he left the house, sources allege. Neighbors spotted Campbell and alerted the police.
Officers arrived to the street and found Campbell and asked him what happened to his clothes. Campbell reportedly responded, “This is god’s house.” The officers asked Campbell whether he had anything to drink and Campbell purportedly replied, “You have had some alcohol.” Campbell later admitted that he had consumed psychedelic mushrooms earlier that evening.
At some point, Campbell allegedly told the officer, “If you don’t get out of my way, I’m going to kill you.” The officers attempted to place him under arrest, but Campbell resisted, sources indicate. The officers were forced to use a Tazor to subdue Campbell. Campbell continued to resist after he was cuffed, scratching one officer until he bled, sources say. Officers used the Tazor again to stop the alleged attack.