MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A second former road worker in an eastern Mississippi county has been charged with stealing county fuel.
Charles Edward Houston of Meridian turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning and was charged with one count of embezzlement.
The 53-year-old Houston was a foreman in the Lauderdale County road department.
Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun tells The Meridian Star that investigators found Houston used county fuel cards to buy more than $22,000 in fuel for himself.
Jerry Glen Morgan of Toomsuba was charged with embezzlement last month. Officials estimate the former county worker stole about $237,000 in diesel fuel over two years.