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A former fleet employee of the City of Ashland, Ky., has been indicted for purchasing $143,000 in tires that are unaccounted for, reported.

An internal investigation revealed a large increase in tire purchases while Joseph Burriss was a mechanic supervisor. The missing tires had been purchased beginning in August 2013.

If convicted, Burriss faces 10 to 20 years in prison.

Originally posted on Trucking Info