The Cops will arrest a cop for stealing gasoline but not for murder in the Geer, Culosi and McMasters killings…..see the logic in that?
Yeah, me either, but you’re the one who keeps electing these people to the Board of Supervisors.
Believed to be an actual photo of Lon Wolber stealing gas
Police Officer Allegedly Stole More Than 2,500 Gallons of Gas
The 28-year veteran with Fairfax County Police retired after he was relieved of his duties and placed on administrative leave.
By Mary Ann Barton (Patch Staff)
May 19, 2015
Former Fairfax County police officer Lon Wolber was indicted Monday on a felony embezzlement charge, allegedly for stealing more than 2,500 gallons of gas for his own personal use, according to Fairfax County Police.
Police said Monday afternoon in a news release that Wolber was with the force for 28 years and was assigned to the Franconia District Station at the time of his “separation” with the force.
As part of the department’s internal investigation, Wolber was immediately relieved of his duties as a police officer and placed on administrative leave. He subsequently retired, FCPD said in the news release. Both criminal and administrative investigations are ongoing.
Police did not give a timeframe of when Wolber was asked to leave or when he retired. Police did not put a dollar amount on the gas that was allegedly stolen, but gas is currently going for about $2.71 a gallon, according to AAA. Multiplied by 2,500, that works out to $6,775.
The felony embezzlement is in violation of the Code of Virginia § 18.2-111 and one count of Misuse of public funds in violation of the Code of Virginia § 18.2-112.1. This indictment follows a lengthy internal criminal investigation that began last year by the Fairfax County Police Department, FCPD said in the news release.
In October 2014, an employee within the Fairfax County Police Department’s Resource Management Bureau noticed suspicious activity at a county fuel pump location, according to FCPD. Based on this, an investigation was initiated at the direction of Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr, chief of Police. The investigation determined Wolber was allegedly stealing fuel from the county gas pumps for his personal use; to date, the loss has been discovered to exceed 2,500 gallons of fuel.