Barnwell man arrested for defrauding the state

Barnwell man arrested for defrauding the state
(Source: NBC)

BARNWELL, SC (WFXG) - A South Carolina Regional Housing Authority maintenance worker is charged with depriving the state of more than $7,000.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says Anthony Auletta used his state-issued gas card in Barwell and Orangeburg counties to commit fraud. He would allegedly offer to pay for people’s gas at a discounted rate, charging the state issued card for their fill-up and then pocket their payment.

The state says while the exact deprivation can’t be calculated, he’s charged with 6 counts of financial transaction card fraud of less than $500 and 3 counts of more than $500.

According to the state, Auletta committed the fraud on several days.

  • Used gas card 5 times in one day on July 19 - dispensing 79.648 gallons of fuel depriving the state of $211.01
  • Used gas card 14 times in one day on July 20 - dispensing 170.496 gallons of fuel depriving the state of $436.32
  • Used gas card 23 times in one day on July 23 - dispensing 243.389 gallons of fuel depriving the state of $628.09
  • Used gas card 24 times in one day on July 24 - dispensing 93.388 gallons of fuel depriving the state of $280.61
  • Used gas card 12 times in one day on July 26 - dispensing 155.792 gallons of fuel depriving the state of $398.66
  • Used gas card 12 times in one day on July 30- dispensing 173.525 gallons of fuel depriving the state of $444.06
  • Used gas card 25 times in one day on July 31 - dispensing 304.881 gallons of fuel depriving the state of $815.46
  • Used gas card 10 times in one day on August 2 - dispensing 150.643 gallons of fuel depriving the state of $396.30
  • Used gas card 26 times in one day on August 3 - dispensing 388.231 gallons of fuel depriving the state of $1047.09

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