Worker accused of using state gas card to fill personal vehicle

From staff reportsNovember 16, 2012 

— Police on Friday charged a state employee with using a state-issued gas card to fill up her personal vehicle more than 100 times.

Monique Yvette Gary Porter, 42, of 16 Cirrus Drive in Clayton, was charged by State Capitol police with one felony count of embezzlement of state property, according to an arrest warrant filed Friday at the Wake County Magistrate’s Office.

Investigators think the offense occurred between Jan. 23, 2011 and Nov. 11, arrest records show.

Porter, employed by the state as a public health program consultant, used the state credit card to pump gas into her personal vehicle 114 times, arrest records show.

According to a state employee website, Porter was hired by the department of health and human services on Jan. 10, 2005. She had an annual salary of $41,859.

“As of today she is still employed,” Jim Jones, a department of health and human services spokesman, said Friday.

Porter remained in custody at the Wake County jail Friday. She is being held under a $1,500 bail, arrest records show.

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