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Volunteer charged with stealing gas from DNR pumps

Charles Arthur (Source: CCDC) Charles Arthur (Source: CCDC)
MCCLELLANVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

SLED agents arrested a volunteer with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday after they say he filled his own vehicle with gas from DNR pumps.

Charles Darren Arthur, 46, of McClellanville, is charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent, value $2,000 or less.

Investigators say between September 2011 and February 22, 2012, Arthur used DNR fuel at the Santee Coastal Reserve for personal use on several occasions.  Agents say he even filled up his girlfriend's car with DNR gas one time last winter.

SLED officials say SCDNR requested the investigation.  Based on monthly gasoline audits, investigators say Arthur stole 346.8 gallons of fuel valued at $1,148.

Arthur was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center.  

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