Thursday, July 10 Fox10 News obtained a copy of an itemized list detailing more than 500 fraudulent credit card charges at nearby gas stations.
In just a few days, records indicate Ricky Glenn and his cousin Derry Glenn used two Bay Area Food Bank credit cards and spent $46,070.36
Mobile Police said Ricky would have people pay him cash and in turn, swipe the food bank’s credit card at the gas pump. He worked as a driver for the summer lunch program.
On June 29 alone the suspects allegedly racked up more than 240 charges at 8 separate gas stations.
For example, at the Texaco at 4126 Moffett Road, records show one card was used to pump about 863 gallons of gas totaling $3,262.85 between eight and ten p.m. Documents show 121.19 gallons were pumped in less than a minute.
That same day, records show a different credit card was used at a Texaco at 3305 Saint Stephens Road. At one point in the day, about 277 gallons of gas was pumped totaling $1,019.33 dollars. At that station 126 gallons were pumped in less than minute and 30 seconds.
“The way we believe they were actually able to carry this out was because it was over the weekend and no one was possibly, physically, monitoring the account,” said Terence Perkins with the Mobile Police Department.
In addition to hitting gas stations on Moffett Road and Saint Stephens Road on June 29,
Police said a Texaco on Dauphin Island Parkway was also hit throughout the day. After 8:30 p.m. 386.4 gallons were pumped totaling $1,363.83 dollars. At that station, 114.72 gallons were pumped in less than a minute.
Fox10 News asked police if the gas stations were involved in the crime.
“We did talk to the owner of these gas stations and they’re surprised as we are that somebody would go to these gas stations especially in the amount of forty six thousand dollars over just a few days,” Ashley Rains said with the Mobile Police Department.
The Bay Area Food Bank said that money could have provided thousand meals to those in need. “Sadly, it really affects the whole community. He hurt out program, he causes us to lose trust in young person who we gave a pretty easy job to do and gave him a decent wage and he abused it. That’s a bad thing that’s hard to overcome,” said the Executive Director of the Bay Area Food Bank, David Reaney.