County workers eyed in gas theft
By Andrew Kreighbaum
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:22 AM CDT
Three Webb County Road and Bridge Department employees received notices of termination Thursday for allegedly stealing gasoline from the county after they were caught in a surveillance operation, according to Webb County Attorney Anna Cavazos Ramirez.
Cavazos Ramirez said her office is still investigating possible instances of fuel theft by the three employees.
“Our documentation and our records indicate these people have been doing it for quite some time,” she said.
When Larry Barry was looking into discrepancies at the city's street department, he found out that a city gas pump was distributing 15,000 gallons a month, enough "for everyone in Laredo and his grandmother."