Three men were arrested on embezzlement charges after allegedly stealing gasoline from a city-owned fuel dispensing station Monday.
Michael Kennedy Williams, 19, and Deountray Roby, 22, were arrested on scene after the two were seen pumping fuel at the city garage on College Street into a private vehicle, Public Information Officer Joe Dillon said in a press release.
Kendrick Walker, 43, was also arrested in connection with the case.
CPD Chief Joseph Daughtry said the suspects allegedly stole the fuel by using an identification number from a city vehicle.
“The suspects took the gasoline by using a stolen PIN number,” Daughtry said. “They activated the pump and put the fuel in a private vehicle.”
Both Roby and Walker are employees of the Public Works Department of the City of Columbus and are now on paid administrative leave until a hearing with the mayor and city council can be scheduled.
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