WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man who was arrested for stealing patrol car converters and selling them for scrap was an employee of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
Elias Jose Noa was a technician with the vehicle maintenance department. He was arrested Tuesday and charged with grand theft
and dealing in stolen property. He was ordered held on $56,000 bond.
Investigators say Noa stole at least 37 catalytic converters and sold them for about $8,000.
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera says the investigation continues, but would not say if other employees are involved.
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