Wednesday
May
06
2015
11:44 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
Two city workers charged with stealing gas
May 16, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Leopoldo Egcasenza

Juan Alvarez

Two different public employees in two different Peninsula cities stole thousands of dollars worth of gas by fueling up personal vehicles at city pumps, according to prosecutors.

But while the cases of Leopoldo Gaudenico Egcasenza, 62, and Juan Gonzales Alvarez, 52, have similarities, their cases took different turns. Egcasenza, a 30-year Public Works employee in Burlingame, pleaded no contest to one felony count of theft of government property in return for no more than four months jail. He received 45 days jail, three years of supervised probation and an order to repay the city of Burlingame $5,107.93. He surrenders June 28 and remains free on a $15,000 bail bond.

Alvarez, of Menlo Park, declined to settle his case and returns to court June 5 for a preliminary hearing estimated to last an hour.

Egcasenza, 62, took 1,409 gallons of gas worth $5,107.93 between July 2010 and Oct. 26, 2013, according to prosecutors. The improper fueling was discovered during a routine audit when a supervisor reportedly noticed Egcasenza gassing up during his off-duty hours and, after being confronted, admitted using the pump for his personal use once a week for three years.

Alvarez allegedly used Menlo Park city pumps 23 times over a four-month stretch in 2012, taking 503 gallons valued at $1,786.35. During a search of his home, Menlo Park police reported finding a stolen Menlo Park police officer badge that had been attached to a jacket reported stolen.

Alvarez is free from custody on his own recognizance.

 

 

Tags: egcasenza, alvarez, menlo, different, during,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
How's your lawn these days?

Nice and green
Alive, but brownish
Dead
Artificial
Replaced with native plants

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beached humpback whale possibly died by ship strike
A dead humpback whale that washed ashore at a Pacifica beach Monday possibly died from being struck ..
Four Afghan men sentenced to death over horrifying mob killing
KABUL, Afghanistan — Four Afghan men were sentenced Wednesday to death by hanging over the filmed ..
SpaceX capsule soars with dummy in 1st test of crew escape
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX chalked up another big test flight Wednesday, firing a capsule into ..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County garage sales