ALBANY, N.Y. - Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says a maintenance employee of Office of General Services has been arrested on charges he allegedly stole gasoline from state-owned gas pumps for his personal use.
Scott says 55-year-old Bruce Chapple of Wynantskill is charged with four counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing, four counts of Petit Larceny and one count of Official Misconduct.
Scott's investigation obtained evidence of the theft, including video surveillance footage of Chapple filling portable gasoline cans at state-owned fuel pumps on the W. Averill Harriman State Office Complex on at least four occasions after using New York State gas credit cards to activate the pumps. He was also observed allegedly placing the gas cans in his personal vehicle.
Chapple, a Building Services Assistant for OGS, earns $32,000 a year. He has been employed by New York State since 2000.