FDLE Agents Arrest Jacob City Mayor for Grand Theft

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested City of Jacob Mayor David Samuel Pittman in Jackson County today pursuant to a warrant for his arrest. Pittman, 66, was charged with grand theft, official misconduct, and tampering with a witness, all third-degree felonies.

FDLE agents began investigating Pittman after receiving allegations that Pittman used his personally-owned equipment to do work for the City of Jacob and then received reimbursement from the city to pay off a personal debt.

On multiple occasions, Pittman allegedly engaged second parties to falsify receipts in order to obtain reimbursement from the City of Jacob. Pittman, in turn, received financial benefit as a result of the falsification of receipts.

Pittman also allegedly met with a witness in this case in order to cause the witness to testify untruthfully.

David Pittman was elected Mayor of the City of Jacob in 2006.

For more information, contact:

Michael Morrison
Public Information Officer
FDLE - Pensacola
(850) 410-8258