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DOT worker accused of embezzling gas from office

A man is accused of embezzling more than $1,000 in gasoline while employed as a highway maintenance worker at the South Dakota Department of Transportation office in Mitchell.

Gary Lee Trabing, 60, of Mitchell, was arrested Thursday on one count of grand theft, a felony with a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, according to a Mitchell Police Division news release.

Trabing allegedly embezzled more than $1,000 in gasoline for use in his personal vehicles from the DOT office in Mitchell, the release says.

Trabing was arrested, the release says, after the Mitchell Police Division received information that he allegedly acted suspiciously at his workplace.

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