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JSO employee linked to company in possession of stolen buses

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Updated: 11/13/2013 11:40 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Another county, another stolen bus recovered.

"I think the school board is excited that we got our buses back," said Alachua County bus driver James Baker. He tells Action News someone stole a district bus from his yard a month ago.

"It's been gone for a while and when you get up to get on your bus and your bus is not there it's bad," he said.

Nassau County deputies just found the bus in a vacant lot in Callahan. Police said someone scratched off the VIN numbers, replaced them, and repainted "95 South" on the side of the buses.

95 South is the same company that authorities say had more than 10 other stolen buses connected to it.

JSO arrested the company's owner, Alphonso Rock, last week on grand theft charges.

In a new twist, tax returns that Action News dug up link a JSO employee to 95 South. Court bailiff, Tierney Rock, is listed as one of the company's directors.

Action News reached out to JSO to find out whether Tierney's job could be in jeopardy. JSO spokesman Shannon Hartley responded, "We do not comment on active investigations."

Few answers for drivers like Baker who still have buses missing.
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