Woman charged with stealing gas money from Community Entry Services in Riverton

By Joshua Scheer, reporter, county10.com

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A former Community Entry Services employee has been charged with using the nonprofit’s gas card to purchase fuel for herself.

Anna Lamb, 24, has been charged with a single count of felony larceny, which aggregates a number accusations of using the gas card. Lamb allegedly used more than $1,000 of the nonprofit’s money to make unauthorized gas purchases. If found guilty of the charge, Lamb could face up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000.

The charge was originally filed in Riverton Circuit Court on May 22, but the case was bound over to the Ninth District Court in Lander on Dec. 10. Her arraignment is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2013. She remains in custody on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

Riverton Police Det. Jason Cox wrote the affidavit. RPD was originally notified about unauthorized gas charges in late March. CES’s Pat Harris, according to the affidavit, noticed a pattern of charges occurring every two weeks at Riverton Tire and Oil.

“Shawn Griffin of CES watched RTO and at 0017 hours on April 1, 2012, observed two subjects he knows to be Scott Lamb and Anna Lamb,” states the affidavit. “Anna Lamb is a former employee of CES and was terminated for stealing gas while employed.”

According to the affidavit, Griffin watched Lamb pump gas into the vehicle using a CES gas card that had been taken from one of the nonprofit’s vehicles.

“Scott Lamb then drove the vehicle northbound on South Federal Blvd,” the affidavit alleges. “Griffin followed at a distance. The pickup went up West Main St. to College View Drive and turned northbound on to College View Drive and turned into Central Wyoming College. Griffin watched as the vehicle turned into CES and stopped near one of the company vans. Anna Lamb then got out and entered the van, returning the gas card.”

Harris later told Cox he had a written confession by Lamb, admitting to the gas thefts.

“Harris further advised an agreement was reached with Anna Lamb that if she paid the debt owed, CES would not pursue charges,” states the affidavit. “Anna Lamb failed to pay the debt and was fired from the CES over the thefts.”

Harris outlined 13 unauthorized purchases. Allegedly on three occasions two vehicles were filled. Three thefts were from when Lamb was employed at CES.

The total of alleged thefts is $1,074.90.

CES is a private nonprofit that works with people with developmental disabilities and those with acquired brain injuries.

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