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Former Texas Deputy Accused of Stealing From Vietnamese Businesses While in Uniform


A former Texas police deputy was arrested after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from Vietnamese businesses while in uniform, NBC News reports.

Documents state that former Harris County Precinct 4 deputy Bobby Espinosa allegedly stole from four businesses over seven months while driving a police patrol car and wearing his uniform, KHOU 11 reports.

Authorities allege that Espinosa stole $5,700 from September 2021 to March 2022.

Espinosa, investigators say, would make customers leave when he entered the building, KPRC 2 reports. He would then turn off surveillance cameras and demand that employees open cash registers.

According to court documents, he would also kick in doors to back offices and open slot machines, NBC News reports.

All four of the businesses he stole from were Vietnamese-owned, KPRC 2 reports.

“Every one of us who puts on this uniform want to maintain the pride in our agency and our profession and we can only do that by fully investigating any allegations of wrong doing,” Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said in a statement, according to NBC News.

“These allegations against ex-deputy Bobby Espinosa are no different and are receiving the full attention of my office in collaboration with the Harris County Sheriff’s office,” he continued.

On Saturday, Espinosa appeared before a judge and was released after posting a $30,000 bond, KPRC 2 reports. He was supposed to return to court Monday morning but the date has been rescheduled.

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