4 arrested on Oakdale milk theft charges
Authorities arrested two men and two women they claim shorted Foster Farms Dairy of millions of dollars’ worth of milk over the past three years, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department reported Friday.
The fraud scheme was the work of a milk hauler and two Oakdale dairies: Belo Dairy in the 11100 block of Cleveland Avenue and Silveira Dairy in the 9400 block of Alvarado Road, said sheriff’s spokesman deputy Royjindar Singh.
Arrested on suspicion of grand theft were Jose Teixeira Sr., 47, of Stevinson; Elmiro “Tony” Belo, 59, of Escalon; Maria Silveira, 60, of Escalon; and Bernadette Silveira, 42, of Escalon.
Teixeira is a truck driver and operates Teixeira Tank Transport of Modesto, Belo owns Belo Dairy and Maria Silveira owns Silveira Dairy, according to business records and sheriff’s officials. Full story HERE
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