Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-271

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 10, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Detective Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Breaks Up Warehouse Theft Ring

    An undercover investigation leads to arrest.
    • Wednesday
    • August 3, 2011
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Kinder-Morgan Storage Facility
    • 4310 Pendola Point Road
    • Tampa, FL

    Arrestee #1:

    Scott William Stevens (Terminal Manager)
    DOB: 02/23/1969
    3524 Autumn Glen Drive
    Valrico, FL


    • Trafficking in Stolen Property
    • Grand Theft

    Arrestee #2:

    Timothy Arthur Moore (Operation Supervisor)
    DOB: 08/11/1960
    105 Orange Bud Way
    Plant City, FL


    • Grand Theft

    Arrestee #3:

    Kelley Todd Faulk
    DOB: 05/09/1965
    3140 Property Lane
    Valrico, FL


    • Grand Theft


    On Aug 3, 2011, HCSO was notified of an employee with Kinder-Morgan Storage Facility in Tampa was involved in the theft of fertilizer products stored inside the warehouse.

    Detectives initiated an undercover investigation and subsequently were able to purchase three truck loads of fertilizer in excess of 125,000 pounds, valued over $20,000 dollars.

    During the investigation, detectives identified some employees including the terminal manager Scott Stevens involved. Detectives determined the fertilizer was being sold to other farms throughout Florida at a reduced rate and is believed to be an isolated incident with this warehouse.

    Detectives have recovered the three truck loads of fertilizer and have released it back to Kinder-Morgan representatives.

    Kinder-Morgan representatives have fully cooperated in this investigation and are working closely with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office conducting an internal investigation to enhance security warehouse protocol.

    This investigation continues.
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