Employee steals gasoline using company's fuel cards

By JOHN A. WINTERS john@newnan.com An Atlanta Gas Light employee was arrested for stealing hundreds of gallons of vehicle fuel -- costing more than $4,500 -- using company fuel cards. Toby Len Bowden, 38, was in the Coweta County Jail on Sunday, charged with 13 counts of financial transaction card fraud, according to jail records.
The Newnan Police Department was notified by company representatives of the unauthorized purchases of gasoline from a Pilot gas station on U.S. 29 South. The purchases were made throughout January using fuel cards assigned to Atlanta Gas Light vehicles. Each employee is assigned their own Personal Identification Number, police officers said in their report. On the 13 unauthorized transactions, four different cards were used, but the same PIN was used each time, officers reported. That PIN was assigned to Bowden. Company representatives said they later met with Bowden and "he admitted to the fuel thefts and wrote a statement admitting to such," according to the police report. All told, the purchases involved more than 1,200 gallons and the total fuel purchased was $4,682.35, officers reported.

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