Report: Employee fuels up personal vehicle with company’s gas card | Business
A 32-year-old Gaston woman may have pumped her last gallon of fuel after using her employer’s gas card to fill-up her personal vehicle, according to sheriff’s deputies.
According to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department incident report, officers were dispatched to Transport Care Services located on Highway 321 in reference to a report of financial card fraud on August 24.
Upon arrival, officers met with the operations supervisor for Transport Care Services, who advised deputies that a former employee used the company’s gas card to purchase fuel for her personal vehicle, the report stated.
The supervisor told deputies the employee was terminated on August 7, but failed to return the company’s fuel credit card, according to sheriff’s deputies.
The supervisor went on to explain that all the company’s fuel cards are on one account and employees use their own PIN when making fuel purchases.
According to the report, the employee’s PIN was canceled upon termination.
Deputies say after the employee was fired, she continued to use the fuel card, but using another employee’s PIN to purchase gas on six different occasions between August 8 -15.
When deputies questioned the employee about the former employee using her PIN, she advised officers that they were friends and that’s how the woman knew her numbers.
According to the report, two of the gas stations where the fuel card was used have video surveillance of the former employees using the card.
Deputies supplied the supervisor with a case number and advised him to contact Lexington County Sheriff’s Department if he obtained further information about this incident.
This case remains under investigation.