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Director of Administration of SRIA arrested for stealing

ESCAMBIA COUNTY    --    The Director of Administration for the Santa Rosa Island Authority has been arrested for stealing from a Pensacola business.

Russell Scarritt, is facing grand theft charges.
Police say he took over 18,000 dollars worth of coins from a vault  at Coin and Bullion of Pensacola.
Scarritt worked for the store for about a year and a half.
The owner says on July 9th Scarritt came in to visit.
After he left, they noticed some coins missing.
They watched the surveillance video, and say they saw Scarritt taking them and putting them in his pocket.

Scarritt has been terminated from the Island Authority.