NJ state workers accused of stealing gas

For their own cars
June 11, 2008 4:38:29 PM PDT
Twelve state employees and one private citizen in New Jersey is facing charges for allegedly stealing gas from government gas stations for their own personal use. Officials say the alleged thieves, six current or former employees of the state Children and Families Department, used tens of thousands of gallons of gas each week for their cars.

The six are facing charges of official misconduct. Also charged are two municipal employees from Camden, and four Camden Board of Education workers.

As a result, the state is planning an audit of the 2,500 vehicles to check the gasoline usage within the Children and Families Department, whose fleet of 2,500 vehicles.