An investigation by the Anne Arundel County Police Department led to charges against two county employees who allegedly filled up their person vehicles with county gas.
The police issued criminal summons on Tuesday for Preston Walter Perry, 44, of Lothian, and Frank Harbert, 44, of Glen Burnie, according to a press release.
Perry is accused of stealing less than $100 worth of gas, and Harbert is accused of filling his car up with less than $1,000.
The investigation started in April when Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks contacted county police about suspicions that some of its employees were involved in the theft of county fuel.
"The complaint stated that specific employees were using county gas for personal use," according to the release.
Detectives looked at county records and discovered that certain employees' gas usage was significantly higher than their counterparts.
The police shared these records with the Parks and Recreation Department, and it agreed that the usage was out of the ordinary. A criminal investigation was opened as a result.
"During the course of the investigation consisting of several interviews, it was revealed that two employees were taking county gas for use in personal vehicles," the release stated. "Both suspects were current employees of Recreation and Parks at the time of the theft."