The former fire chief for Crystal Beach is free after posting bond following is arrest yesterday. 56-year old David Loop turned himself in at the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. He was indicted last week by a grand jury of charges of theft of a public servant. Loop is accused of using the Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department’s credit card to gamble at a Louisiana race track and casino. Loop is also accused of misappropriating
more than $45,000. A trial date has not been set.