A Miami-Dade County landscaping supervisor is facing serious felony charges after being accused of systematically stealing gasoline.
Essentially, the employee is being accused of stealing gasoline reserved for county employees and using it for his personal vehicles.
Additional charges, such as grand theft, could follow if prosecutors believe that the value of the gasoline exceeds $300.00.
So far, the accused is facing one count of organized scheme to defraud/0-20K, which means that the amount derived from the alleged fraud is between $0 and $20,000.
Organized scheme to defraud between $0 and $20,000 is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in state prison.
Eric Matheny is a Miami criminal attorney and Broward criminal attorney assisting clients charged with organized scheme to defraud.