A Tampa Bay Times investigation


Florida-based armored truck giant
GardaWorld built a national empire.

Its growth came at a cost.

About the reporter

Bethany Barnes

Bethany Barnes has been an investigative reporter for the Tampa Bay Times since 2019. She previously worked for the Oregonian, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Las Vegas Sun.

Additional credits

  • Editor: Adam Playford
  • Data analysis: Connie Humburg
  • Design: Eli Zhang, Martin Frobisher, Tara McCarty, Sean Kristoff-Jones
  • Photography: John Pendygraft, Lawrence Jenkins, Martha Asencio-Rhine
  • Videography: Luis Santana
  • Video editing: Eli Zhang
  • Research: Caryn Baird
  • Copy editing: Peter Couture
  • Graphics: Paul Alexander