A total of $32,000 was racked up on the card that was originally assigned to a lawnmower.
The Douglas County Detention Center confirms Keith Kendrick of Larkspur booked himself into jail Friday and was subsequently released the same day after paying his $6,000 bond.
On Thursday, 9Wants to Know reported Kendrick is facing misdemeanor charges for using the CDOT gas card to pump more than $400 into his cars, including a 1998 Corvette and a pickup.
Court documents do not accuse Kendrick of racking up the entire $32,000 in fraudulent charges since the card became unaccounted for. It's unknown who's ultimately behind the entire theft.
CDOT was oblivious to the fact the card became missing in 2009 when the department shut down a rest stop south of Castle Rock. The card was kept in a shed with equipment, but when equipment was transferred, the card was "overlooked," and somehow landed in the wrong hands.
CDOT notified state investigators of the fraudulent charges after an audit in May found the problem.
On Thursday, a CDOT spokesperson admitted to 9Wants to Know the department made mistakes when it came to oversight on department gas cards. CDOT says those controls have been tightened and improved since cases of theft among gas cards arose over the last couple of years.
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