Pueblo Man Gets Probation Over Stolen Gas Card

By: AP
By: AP

A Pueblo man accused of buying more than $20,000 worth of fuel on his former employer's credit card has been ordered to repay the money.

Ramon Ochoa-Arenivar also was sentenced Thursday to four years of probation.

The 36-year-old earlier pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a financial device.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports he was accused of using a credit card from the concrete contracting company Masset Enterprises in 2009 to buy gasoline and then sell the fuel to his friends for a profit.

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  • by looking glass Location: America on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:13 PM
    Didn't this guy know that only elected politicians are allowed to mis-use credit cards? Who did he think he was, a city coucilman or county commissioner? If he had given cards to family, friends and a girlfriend in Walsenburg, he may have had thought he was a sheriff!
  • by Steve on Jun 12, 2011 at 08:57 AM
    He probably never returned it when he left his job. Kept purchasing his gas for a couple years. Large employers may no notice right away as it just looks like their normal purchases if they run vehicle fleets. Some companies manage their credit card expenses from out of state and may not even know the card shouldn't be in use. Same with the credit card company.
  • by Who is the real idiot? Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 12, 2011 at 07:07 AM
    How long did it take to run up $20,000 on a gas card? What? Did he do this all in a month? Why didn't the employer cancel the card when he noticed it missing? Why didn't the credit card company notify the employer if this was done in a short time? LAME! No wonder he got probation! The employer is an idiot!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2011 at 06:57 AM
    $20,000 worth of gas? What's that, about 3 months worth at todays rate? He'll NEVER repay it. Ever. How many of us would have enjoyed 20 grand of gas for free?
  • by Bob Location: COS on Jun 11, 2011 at 03:10 PM
    So a guy can steal a credit card (a former employer's) and charge $20k, and only gets a slap on the wrist. Who's going to hire a thief and pay him, so he can pay back the employer? What are the odds that he'll wind up in court again, after being arrested robbing something else, so he could sell it and pay the ordered $20k?
  • by William Location: Pueblo on Jun 11, 2011 at 02:03 PM
    Obviously if he didn't have help covering this up in the office, speaks volumes about the management of this company. Sad.
  • by ohco cico Location: United States on Jun 11, 2011 at 12:29 PM
    lie-cheat-and steal that is there moto,they do it well
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