Santa Fe County public works employee arrested

Chris Ruybal
Chris Ruybal

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Chris Ruybal, the Fleet Service Manager for Santa Fe County public works department was arrested Friday on charges of embezzlement and conspiracy to commit embezzlement.

According to the Sheriff’s investigators, the Santa Fe County Manager’s officer received a tip regarding possible county property being advertised for sale on Facebook.

Detectives located the Facebook page, researched the postings and contacted the person using the Facebook profile ‘Ruybal Chris N Amy’.

Undercover detectives contacted the individuals and made an agreement to meet up with the sellers to purchase the property they were selling, tires.

On Friday, Ruybal was interviewed by detectives where he eventually confessed to stealing the tires from the county and selling the stolen merchandise.

This is considered an ongoing investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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