Tampa AC firm proprietor arrested after stealing 1000’s from … – WFLA

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Tampa AC firm proprietor was arrested after deputies mentioned he stole 1000’s of {dollars} from a enterprise.

Investigators with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned COVE Behavioral Well being employed Equipment Tech Options in October 2020 to finish a big air con venture at their facility on East Columbus Drive in Tampa.

Deputies mentioned that COVE paid the corporate $238,920 over a time frame through wire transfers and checks to order elements and begin the job.

COVE mentioned it handled the proprietor of the corporate, 30-year-old Gavin Vasquez, immediately.

COVE advised investigators that Vasquez made excuses about why merchandise have been by no means ordered or delivered.

Detectives mentioned they investigated and purchased sufficient proof to seek out possible trigger.

The sheriff’s workplace mentioned Vasquez was arrested on Tuesday and charged with first-degree theft over $100,000.

“Right here in Hillsborough County, we consider in an sincere day’s work for an sincere day’s pay,” mentioned Sheriff Chad Chronister. “It seems that Mr. Vasquez had loads of alternatives within the final two years to be sincere and do the job he was employed to do. As an alternative, our sensible and really succesful detectives within the Financial Crimes Part bought concerned, and put an finish to his fraudulent exercise.”

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned it’s in search of extra potential victims of Vasquez. Anybody with data is requested to name detectives at 813-247-8200.

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