Fajita Thief Gets 50 Years


A former Texas juvenile detention center employee is going to prison for 50 years for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas.  Gilberto Escamilla was sentenced Friday after being convicted of hiding the fact he had been billing fajitas to the county he was getting from a vendor.  Escamilla would then sell the food elsewhere, pocketing the cash.  The ruse cost the county more than $1.2 million until Escamilla's scam was detected last year after a nine year run.  Escamilla told the court the scheme just got way out of control.  Cameron County prosecutors said the 50-year-sentence should send a strong message about theft by public servants.