Donald Richard sure had some nice tools in the garage of his house at 13241 SW 52nd Ter. The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department electrical shop supervisor stored a $70, ten-piece Irwin vise set and a $1,000, 432-piece Craftsman professional mechanics tool set inside two Craftsman chests valued at $725. Richard kept the instruments at his residence for about four to six months until this past June 7, when investigators from the Miami-Dade Inspector General's Office came knocking on his door. Turns out Richard bought the tools, as well a water pressure cleaner and an air compressor, on the taxpayers' dime.
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Earlier this month, the 56-year-old county employee was arrested on three grand theft felony charges, as well organized scheme to defraud.