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Deputies: Salisbury man arrested after getting gas with company funds

SALISBURY, Md. - A man was arrested, after authorities say he used company funds to get gas, in Salisbury.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says on Tuesday, around 3:00 PM, a deputy began an investigation after noticing a man put a fuel nozzle inside a vehicle and begin to fill up gas cans after filling up a company vehicle, which belonged to a local organization. The incident happened in the area of Owens Branch Road. Investigators later identified the man as 33-year-old James Vainqueur, of Salisbury.

According to the report, after meeting with a supervisor from the company, it was determined that Vainqueur did not have permission to fill up the gas cans with fuel paid for by the organization. Deputies say they learned that Vainqueur  intended to put the fuel into his personal vehicle.

The 33-year-old was arrested and charged with theft under $100. He was later released on personal recognizance.
 


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