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Former Cameron County employee convicted of stealing $1.2 million in fajitas eligible for parole next year

6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Friday, March 11 2022 Mar 11, 2022 March 11, 2022 5:39 PM March 11, 2022 in News - Local
Gilberto Escamilla.

A former Cameron County employee who was sentenced to 50 years in prison in 2018 for stealing millions of dollars’ worth of fajitas will soon be eligible for parole.

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Gilberto Escamilla pled guilty to stealing the fajitas over the course of nine years while employed at the Derrell-Hester Juvenile Detention Center in San Benito.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice website shows Escamilla has a parole eligibility date of May 24, 2023. His projected release date is May 24, 2038.

Escamilla is currently in the Alfred Hughes facility in Gatesville, Texas.

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