JACKSON, Wyo. — Anthony Robinson, the lead mechanic for the Teton County School District’s bus fleet, allegedly stole at least $20,000 from the district and is facing a felony theft charge, Jackson Hole News & Guide reports.
Robinson is accused of using a district credit card to buy parts, then reselling them and keeping the money, according to the newspaper. So far, a Jackson Police Department investigation alleges that Robinson used $19,168 of the district’s money for that purpose, but officers believe the full amount could be much higher.
Authorities started investigating the mechanic when a company called Off Road Equipment Parts reported buying several fuel injectors online with packaging that was nearly identical to its own, according to Jackson Hole News & Guide. Moreover, police reports state that a company employee noticed that the name in the return address on one of the packages was the same as the contact on file for the Teton County School District, the newspaper reports.
Court files state the district is compiling records of the charges made to Robinson’s district card and separating legitimate charges from those that may have been part of similar schemes with other companies, according to Jackson Hole News & Guide. Robinson is charged with theft of more than $1,000, which makes the charge a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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