A former assistant fleet manager with the U.S. Forest Service has been sentenced to two years of probation and a $2,000 fine after rigging a surplus vehicle auction for personal gain, reported the Standard-Examiner.
In October, Robert Joseph Alexander pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government money. He was accused of rigging the auction so his girlfriend could buy a 2012 Ram pickup truck for a fraction of its Kelley Blue Book value. He then used his GSA-issued fuel card to repair the truck.
Alexander’s girlfriend was also charged in a companion case with one count of theft of government property, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed court papers to dismiss the case.
During sentencing, the judge said Alexander cannot work in fleet management while on probation.