Local man charged with theft

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 03, 2012 6:30 AM

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A local man was charged with theft after he allegedly made unauthorized fuel charges using fuel charge cards from Big Ten Rentals.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Abram Frein, 23, 2519 Kountry Lane No. 7, was charged Feb. 20 with second-degree theft.

Frein was an employee at Big Ten Rentals and had access to the fuel charge cards, according to the complaint. From February 2011 through November 2011, Frein allegedly used the charge cards to buy fuel for his personal use.

According to video surveillance, Frein reportedly made 25 unauthorized fuel charges and was fueling his personal car as well as friends' cars.

According to the complaint, the amount of unauthorized fuel charges totaled $1,137.52.

Second-degree theft is considered a Class-D felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of $7,500.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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