Photo: United Oil Location in Valley Center
VALLEY CENTER – On January 8 of this year a man dressed as an employee entered United Oil to make repairs. The man identified himself as “Kevin” and it was later discovered that he had stolen $14,000 from the location.
The suspect, 56-year-old David Adamson, had been fired from that location in December after a similar incident in which $15,000 had been stolen from the safe.
Further investigation revealed that Adamson had used the same method in United Oil locations in San Bernardino, Indio, Los Angeles, Woodland Hills and Monterey County for a total loss of approximately $200,000.
On Thursday morning Adamson was arrested at a residence in San Jacinto. Charges, and the possibility and amount of bail, are pending.
The SBSD announced, “Anyone with additional information reference this case you can contact Detective Barrios (760)751-4400 or call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 with information and you will remain anonymous. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.”