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Police: $30K in unauthorized gas purchases made on Fayette Co. Public Works credit card


Pennsylvania State Police are investigating after more than $30,000 worth of unauthorized gasoline purchases were made on a Fayette County Public Works Department credit card over a 13-month period.

According to police, the Fayette County Public Works Department reported a loss of $31,173 in unauthorized purchases of gasoline from April 2012 to May 2013.

In April 2012, a Fayette County credit card used for fueling a county recycling truck was either lost or stolen. The card was reported lost by an employee, but it was never canceled, police said.

The card was then used to make unauthorized purchases for more than 9,000 gallons of unleaded fuel and diesel fuel. The purchases were made at various Pacific Pride gas stations in Fayette and Greene counties.

Investigators have released several surveillance photos. Anyone with information on the purchases is asked to contact police.