Miami-Dade County landscape supervisor charged in fuel theft

Siul Delgado, 27, charged with organized scheme to defraud under $20,000


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A Miami-Dade County landscape supervisor was arrested Thursday in a fuel theft scheme, the State Attorney's Office announced.

Siul Delgado, 27, faces one count of organized scheme to defraud under $20,000.

Authorities say they were tipped off in April 2015 by a source who claimed that Delgado was dispensing county gasoline at a private home at 16988 SW 141st Court in Miami.

Surveillance video and further investigating indicated "a pattern of suspicious gasoline movements utilizing a county-owned pickup truck containing gas and diesel tanks on its bed," a report stated.

"Individuals who feel that they are entitled to use and steal county property have no place in our county workforce," said State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. "A public salary never allows anyone to become a public thief."

Authorities said the trucks are used to pump fuel into county landscape equipment.

Authorities said surveillance video showed Delgado putting county fuel into his private vehicle and also leave five bags of county fertilizer at his home.

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