DeKalb Sanitation Department supervisor sentenced to 10 years for stealing gas

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2015
The DeKalb County Sanitation Department.

The DeKalb County Sanitation Department.

The DeKalb County District Attorney’s office says a former DeKalb County Sanitation Department supervisor was sentenced to 10 years for stealing $10,000 worth of gas from the county and for forgery.

Rodney McDaniel, 50, stole gasoline from the county in 2011 and 2012. He was ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution and must turn himself in on Jan. 15, 2016. He will serve three years of his sentence in prison.

“Rodney McDaniel utilized his personal gas code in 2011 and 2012 while working in the Department of Sanitation for personal gain and benefit,” District Attorney Robert James said in a press release. “He would use 10 times the amount of gas as his peers, while filling up 30 gallons at a time. According to our investigation, [McDaniel] would come in hours before the start of his shift to illegally pump gas and fill up large gas containers at unusual county gas pump locations.”

According to the press release, the restitution amount includes payment for forgery charges that were listed in another indictment. McDaniel pleaded guilty to eight forgery counts, the District Attorney’s office said.

“We believe this sentence sends a clear message that corruption and misuse of county property and resources will not be tolerated,” James said in the press release.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Timmons served as lead prosecutor in the case.

The District Attorney’s office provided copies of both indictments:

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