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FDLE Agents Arrest Jacob City Mayor for Grand Theft

5/18/2008
 
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