NEW JERSEY GAS STATION MANAGER SENTENCED FOR MAKING FRAUDULENT FUEL CHARGES ON AMTRAK FUEL CARDS
Umer Hassan Mir, of South Amboy, New Jersey, was sentenced on February 8, 2023, in U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, to five months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution of $78,000. Mir pleaded guilty on July 12, 2022, to entering fraudulent charges on General Service Administration fuel cards and other corporate credit cards, including at least four cards assigned to Amtrak vehicles. Mir made the fraudulent charges from February 2018 through August 2021 while working as the manager and attendant at a gas station in Metuchen, New Jersey. Mir would manually enter credit card information he collected during legitimate fuel transactions into the point-of-sale terminal at the station and withdraw cash from the register in the amount of the fraudulent transactions. He used the funds from the fraudulent transactions to pay for personal expenses and to pay another gas station employee for working extra hours on Mir’s behalf.
Agents and personnel from the Amtrak Office of Inspector General; General Services Administration OIG; and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Philadelphia Division, investigated this case.