A former Baton Rouge Police officer is accused of charging $1,454 worth of gasoline for his personal truck over a five-month period after he resigned from the department.
Christopher Guerra, 31, of 310 Pin Oak Road, Denham Springs, was booked on a count of access device fraud.
Guerra resigned from the department on Aug. 14 but didn’t turn in his Voyager FuelTrac Card, the arrest warrant says. The FuelTrac Card issued to Guerra was attached to his marked police unit and he was given a driver identification number which served as the PIN for the gasoline card account.
Guerra used the card about 50 times after his resignation — from Aug. 16 to Jan. 24 — all at sites not approved by the department for card use.
Guerra was not cited for any disciplinary infractions while an officer and his resignation did not come under pressure, said Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L’Jean McKneely. The former officer was hired in 2013, McKneely said.
The fraud was discovered during a recent audit, McKneely said.
Baton Rouge Police obtained videos and photos from the sites and Guerra was seen pumping gas into his green Ford F-150 pickup, each time paying with the FuelTrac Card.