PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A former gas station worker in Portsmouth, N.H., has been accused of embezzling more than $28,000 from the business and funneling some of the money into racing trucks in Maine.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reports a police affidavit indicates 39-year-old Russell Anderson took cash receipts from gas purchases from Ampet gas station between Sept. 3 and Oct. 10 last year. It says he’s believed to have taken cash from gas purchases and used them to pay employees and purchase parts when he was supposed to be depositing the money.

Police say Anderson races trucks in Maine and was using some of the money for that purpose. Police also say Anderson was also filling up the racing trucks and his personal vehicles from the gas station’s pumps without paying for it.

Anderson has denied taking the money.


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