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2 Charged With Improperly Using State Credit Cards

Posted April 17, 2008

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— State Capitol Police have arrested two employees of the state Division of Motor Fleet Management on charges they used a state credit card to purchase gas for personal vehicles.

James Joseph Roach Jr., 29, and David James Smith, 31, both of Raleigh, were each charged with obtaining property by false pretense.

The men are accused of buying a total of $733.46 in gasoline with a state credit card for their personal vehicles and others operated by acquaintances.

Such credit cards are authorized only to buy fuel used by state-owned or state-approved vehicles when users don't have access to a state-operated fuel depot.

The men have been placed on leave. The case remains under investigation.


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  • colliedave Apr 17, 2008

    But is was their right because they work so hard, Sure.

  • chrbellm9 Apr 17, 2008

    I'm at the point where I might start carring around a 5 foot hose to top off every now and then? I'll be like MadMax!!

  • firedude Apr 17, 2008

    fire them

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  • Fuquay Resident Apr 17, 2008

    Ohhhh somebody's gonna be in trouble!!!

  • Libandproud Apr 17, 2008

    $733? That's only 2 tanks of gas, give the guys a break :)