December 09, 2016 |  Investigative Summaries

We initiated an investigation into allegations that an Amtrak Engineering and Traction Lineman was misusing a government fleet fuel card assigned to an Amtrak-leased vehicle to purchase fuel for his personal vehicles. The investigation disclosed that the employee used the fuel card to purchase fuel for two of his personal vehicles. On November 3, 2015, the employee retired from his position with Amtrak and is ineligible for rehire. On November 10, 2016, the employee was convicted and sentenced for misdemeanor theft in the District Court of Maryland. He was sentenced to 10 days of incarceration, 2 years of probation, and 200 hours of community service, and ordered by the court to make restitution to Amtrak in the amount of $2,600.

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