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Former Bangs Public Works Director being investigated for allegedly stealing water meters

Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:33:20 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 09 2013 10:54:04 AM CST
Employee Theft
BANGS, Texas -

An ex-Bangs city official is being investigated for stealing water meters. The investigation centers on former Bangs Public Works Director Tim Davis.

Tuesday night, in the Bangs City Council meeting, council members decided to move forward with a theft investigation on Davis.

Davis resigned on Friday; he was appointed Bangs Public Works Director last year.

In a closed session, council members heard the details of Bangs Police Chief Troy Grusendorf's investigation on Tim Davis.

Grusendorf said Davis violated penal code 31.03 under theft, with the subclause theft of precious metals, mainly brass.

Davis allegedly stole scrap brass water meters from the city and sold them at various recycling yards.

The meters are stored in a 50-gallon bin in the city garage. The city manager noticed the bin looked low, and an investigation began. Police said 26 to 30 meters were stolen.

"He said, 'I took the meters to feed my family,' and he said that other people are involved, and I plan to further the investigation and talk to each and every person involved," Grusendorf said.

Grusendorf said the investigation is ongoing, and no arrests or charges have been made.

Three other people have been interviewed about their involvement. Grusendorf said all current city employees have been exonerated, with the exception of Tim Davis.

William McAnally, a previous Bangs Public Works Director, has yet to be interviewed, Grusendorf said. McAnally is behind bars in Terrell County on 5 counts of sexual assault of a child.