Alleged plan to steal from Newark runs out of gas

An alleged plan to steal from the city of Newark has run out of gas.

At least eight city workers are accused of stealing from the city, including more than $17,000 worth of gas.

The investigation of the workers began two months ago on a tip from other city workers. Six employees were arrested, while two more are being sought. The majority of the suspects work in the Department of Sanitation.

A city investigation found five of the workers allegedly used city-issued cards to get gas at city-owned pumps. Investigators say one suspect, Eric Brown, allowed civilians to use the city-issued cards as well.

One sanitation worker is accused of trying to take out a loan using the name of the city?s director of health and human services. Officials also say a worker from the Parks Division stole cancer donations from the city.

City officials expect more arrests in the case.

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