Park supervisor accused of stealing gas from state

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NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state park supervisor has been arrested on accusations he stole gasoline from state-owned pumps and used state purchasing cards to buy auto parts for personal use.

Hearst Connecticut Media reports (http://bit.ly/1D3SQNs ) that Squantz Pond State Park supervisor Christopher Keenan was arrested Sunday by environmental conservation police following an internal investigation. He was charged with larceny and forgery and released on a promise to appear Jan. 8 in Danbury Superior Court.

It was not known Tuesday if Keenan is represented by a lawyer.

A spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said the gas and personal items totaled nearly $10,000,

The state agency fired Keenan on Dec. 23 and, according to state personnel regulations, he remains on administrative leave through Jan. 6, when the termination will take effect.

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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

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