Man accused of fraudulently using company card to buy gas, then reselling it for half price
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- An employee is accused of using a company credit card to buy gas then fraudulently selling the gas at discount rates.
Police say Adam Robert Puente admitted to stealing company credit cards from parked fleet trucks of his company, then going to several area gas stations, filling up non-company vehicles and offering half-priced gas to customers in exchange for cash. According to police, Puente told them he did this for nearly two months starting in September and received between $2,000 and $3,000.
The company claims the amount of fraudulent charges made by Puente to company credit cards was $17,500.
Investigators say the date and times of the credit card transactions match surveillance video of the defendant at the gas station.
Puente, 30, is charged with aggregate theft.
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