Long-time CDOT supervisor Kelly Iiams, who was actually responsible for overseeing gas cards in Greeley, has resigned.
"It's absolutely disappointing," CDOT spokesperson Stacey Stegman said. "It was the fox guarding the henhouse."
Iiams, 47, is facing felony theft and embezzlement of public property charges. CDOT told 9Wants to Know Liams racked up around $7,000 worth of gas on a card over a two-year period.
Stegman said Iiams confessed after state investigators questioned him about discrepancies revealed in a recent audit.
The fraud case is the second case to be highlighted by 9Wants to Know this month.
Keith Kendrick of Larkspur, was found with a missing CDOT gas card over the summer according to court records out of Douglas County District Court.
In that case, the state paid more than $30,000 in bills on the card for more the two years with no clue it was missing. The card was originally assigned to a lawnmower at a rest-stop near Castle Rock.
Kendrick is facing misdemeanor charges because he was only documented pumping $422 worth of gas, according to court records.
Stegman promised 9Wants to Know that the state is doing more to keep better watch over its gas cards. She credits recent audits for revealing the recent thefts.
"We are catching these situations much sooner than we would have in the past," Stegman said.
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