An Albany woman has been indicted on 32 counts of financial transaction card theft and forgery. She is accused of convincing people at the gas pump to help her steal from her employer, an Albany landscaping company.
Prosecutors said from April 2014 through June, Dawn Exum approached customers at Homerun Foods store gas pumps, letting them use her employer's credit card to buy gas if they would give her cash.
Prosecutors say they have evidence that at least 26 people gave her cash.
Authorities say the lead mechanic for the Roxbury Township Board of Education stole about 1,900 gallons worth of fuel over the course of 10 months -- using some for personal gain and selling the rest to third parties.
According to an announcement from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, Matthew Hofgesang, 47, of Kenvil pleaded guilty to theft Tuesday. He was sentenced Tuesday to a year probation and a required $8,150 restitution to the school board. Judge Stuart A, Minkowitz also required him to forfeit public employment in New Jersey.
A head mechanic for the Roxbury Board of Education agreed to forfeit his job immediately and pay $8,150 in restitution after pleading guilty to stealing about 1,900 gallons of gas and diesel fuel from township-owned pumps over a nine-month period.
“I’m sorry for what I did your honor,” Matthew Hofgesang, 47, of Kenvil, told Superior Court Judge Stuart Minkowitz in Morristown.
“I accept responsibility for it and I have to live with it for the rest of my life,” Hofgesang said.
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The Saluda County Sheriff's office says deputies arrested two Cuban nationals accused of stealing diesel fuel from area truck stops.
Julio Cesar Chirino Fernandez, 44, and Cesar Jesus Caballero Masineria, 58, are being held on $50,000 bond at the Saluda County Detention Center.
Investigators say the two traveled through Saluda County several times and altered the pumps at a truck stop by using a bypass device. Deputies say the device appears to be homemade.
Council chiefs promise to review security after thieves siphon off 1,000 litres from the Commercial Road depot
A gang has stolen fuel from a council waste depot for the SECOND time in a month.
Thieves drained eight refuse collection vehicles at Commercial Road depot in Macclesfield overnight on Thursday (March 12).
It is estimated that 1,000 litres worth around £1,000 was siphoned off.
Police believe the raid would have required a group of people using large vehicles over a period of several hours.
County of Brant provincial police are investigating the theft of diesel fuel from vehicles at a Colborne Street West property.
Thieves attended the address sometime during the early morning on Wednesday and stole a quantity of fuel from parked trucks on the property.
Police urge vehicle owners to practice fuel theft prevention and to report any suspicious activity.
Fuel theft prevention tips:
-- Consider installing a locking gas cap.
-- Avoid parking in dark, isolated areas, especially for extended periods.
On January 15, 2015 a Taft Substation deputy took a theft report from a Taft area trucking business.
The business owner reported over $3,800 in fuel was stolen over several weeks at the end of 2014.
A Taft Substation Detective initiated an investigation into the theft.
During the course of the two month investigation the Detective was able to identify 39-year old Bakersfield resident Daniel Long as the suspect in the case.
Detectives said Long used a stolen fuel card from the business to fill up acquaintances’ vehicles with gas in exchange for cash.