Former Texas Chief Accused of Using Dept. Funds at Casino

Aug. 30--A former fire chief of the Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department was indicted for allegedly using the department's credit card at a Louisiana race track and casino.

A Galveston County grand jury returned two indictments on the past fire chief of the Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department, David Miles Loop, 56. He was indicted on the charges of theft second degree felony, by a public servant and misapplication of fiduciary property, a third degree felony, according to a press release from the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

The indictments are the result of a nine month investigation by a Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Detectives, the District Attorney's Fraud Examiner and the Public Integrity Prosecutor.

It was learned that Loop used the Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department's credit card at a Louisiana race track and casino to the amount of over $25,000. He also reportedly misappropriated over $45,000 of the department's money. Loop's bonds are set at $10,000 for the theft charge and $5,000 for the misapplication of fiduciary property charge.

 

 

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