February 19, 2015 |  Investigative Summaries

An investigation of suspected fraudulent fuel activity on company issued fuel cards revealed that an Amtrak employee made $9,927 in fuel purchases while on leave. The employee was purchasing fuel for personal vehicles. During the investigation, the employee voluntarily separated from Amtrak. The employee was charged with two counts of larceny, two counts of credit card fraud and two counts of conspiracy in Suffolk County Massachusetts. He pled guilty to one count each of larceny, credit card fraud and conspiracy and was sentenced to 2 years in jail, sentence suspended. He was placed on 6 years supervised probation, and was ordered to make restitution to Amtrak of $9,927.36. The remaining counts of larceny, credit card fraud and conspiracy were dismissed.

Tracking Number

CASE OIG-I-2015-509