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Two Harford employees charged with stealing more than $2,000 in gas from county

Two Harford County employees have been charged with stealing more than $2,000 worth of gas from the county since 2011.

Tracy L. Sexton, 43, and James E. Doran, 46, both of 607 Doctor Jack Road in Port Deposit, allegedly fueled their personal cars more than 40 times with gas from the Scarboro Landfill in Dublin, according to a Harford County Sheriff's Office press release.

The estimated loss to the county is $2,282.

Sheriff's Office detectives arrested the pair Wednesday and charged them with theft between $1,000 and $10,000 and theft scheme $1,000 to $10,000.

"Detectives were alerted to the thefts by Harford County government officials who discovered both employees were fueling their personal vehicles at the County fuel pumps," spokesman Edward Hopkins wrote in the release.

"It is suspected the employees entered the site after hours and used their employee pin numbers to access the pumps," he said.

Both Doran and Sexton were taken into custody at the Sheriff's Office without incident.

After being charged, both were taken before a Harford County District Court Commissioner, who released them on their own recognizance.

Sexton is a laborer with the public works department and Doran is a heavy equipment operator at the Harford Waste Disposal Center in Street, county spokesman Bob Thomas said. 

Sexton began her service with the county in November 2002.  Doran began his employment in February 1995.

"As to their disposition, we will not comment on that as we are handling the matter as any other potential disciplinary matter in a confidential manner," Thomas said.

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