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Texas trucker stole, sold 1,500 cases of beer, cops say

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(CBS/AP) HOUSTON - A Texas truck driver hauling beer from Houston to Corpus Christi is charged with stealing the suds - 1,500 cases of it.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Sundiata Bilal Simba hit the road on Sept. 21, then called his boss to say the truck broke down.

Simba allegedly called his boss again to say he sold the beer because he needed the money.

Houston police received a tip on Sept. 25 about beer being sold from rental trailers. A week later they found damaged beer boxes and wrapping with bar codes, including one that matched the missing cargo.

Simba was being held Thursday on $40,000 bond.