• Former employees stole $30,000 worth of gas from city pumps

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -

    Nearly 60 former city employees stole more 10,000 gallons of gas over the course of years, costing Sacramento more than $30,000, city auditors said.

    The onetime employees were retired, resigned or fired when they had accessed the pumps. Eighteen of them had worked in the Police Department, KOVR reported.

    “The City declines to comment on specific personnel matters, however, all reports of employee misconduct are investigated, and appropriate training and/or disciplinary action is taken,” a city spokesperson told KOVR.

    Employees use a badge or a code to access fuel at the seven different pump locations throughout the city.

    Fleet management was told when employees stopped working with the city, but the department didn’t remove employee access, KOVR reported. The department said it will now remove access to the pumps once an employee no longer works for the city. 

    “It wasn’t really surprising, from the standpoint that you have data going back years and years,” city fleet manager Mark Stevens told KCRA. “But still, it’s not good. I mean, obviously we want to make sure that we’re accountable for every gallon.”

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