Deputy Was in Uniform When He Returned Items with Damaged Store’s Labels

Newly released documents reveal details about the theft scheme allegedly involving two Dallas County (Texas) sheriff’s deputies who were supposed to be guarding a closed, tornado-damaged Home Depot store.

Deputy Joseph Bobadilla and Sgt. Rebecca Evans are both charged with felony theft of property and are out of jail on bond. They were both hired as off-duty officers to guard the Home Depot on Forest Lane in Dallas. It was severely damaged by an F-3 tornado in October.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Home Depot’s asset protection manager contacted the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday about the thefts and identified Bobadilla as the suspect.

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Home Depot said on October 31 Bobadilla asked a loss prevention officer if the store’s security cameras were still working and inquired about what kind of items could be stolen from the store.

Then on November 1 he was seen on surveillance video in full uniform exchanging a box of items “containing moisture” at the store on Wheatland Road. He was given $753.98 despite not having a receipt, the affidavit states.

The document states Bobadilla returned to the same store in uniform a few days later and made two returns worth $454.46 and $755.03… Fox4 News

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