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2nd Brevard schools worker arrested in theft ring

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An ongoing investigation into Brevard Public Schools inventory has netted a second arrest, News 6 partner Florida Today reports.

Dale Alan Gunther, a 55-year-old transportation specialist with the school district, was arrested Tuesday following a meeting between Brevard County Sheriff’s Office investigators and accountants from the school board to go over suspicious purchases.

The Titusville man was charged with grand theft and scheming to defraud and was booked into the Brevard County Jail Complex where he is being held today on a $30,000 bond, records show.

The stolen items totaled at least $10,000, investigators reported.

The items included everything from synthetic oil for vehicles, degreaser, parts for a Jeep Wrangler and even a box tent for a Ford F-150 pickup truck. One item billed to the district included a steering column for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The school district does not use motorcycles, Jeeps or box tents, officials noted in the warrant.

Investigators said Gunther’s arrest follows the discovery of what agents describe as a "theft ring" operated by long time school district employees.