CMPD Arrests CDOT Employee for Financial Crimes
Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, October 27th, 2022) – On Thursday, October 27th, 2022, Corey Barnette, a CDOT employee, was arrested for unauthorized usage of a city gas card that was taking place at CDOT. After an investigation by the CMPD's Financial Crimes Unit, Mr. Barnette was charged with Embezzlement, Financial Transaction Card-Fraud and Financial Transaction Card-Theft.
It was determined that between June 15, 2022 and September 18, 2022, Mr. Barnette was utilizing a company gas card to fill-up multiple personal vehicles at multiple gas stations across the city. The unauthorized transactions totaled over $10,000.
The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20220919-1148-05.