- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A former Detroit lighting worker who was charged after more than $4,200 in personal expenses was put on a city procurement card has been sentenced to probation.

MLive.com reports (https://bit.ly/10YMMbP ) 38-year-old Rudolph Washington learned his punishment on Thursday after earlier pleading guilty to charges including embezzlement.

Procurement cards are issued to Detroit municipal departments to make small purchases on behalf of the city. An investigation revealed unauthorized charges were made earlier this year.

The city says Washington didn’t have permission to possess one of the cards.

The prosecutor’s office also says the criminal case involved the theft of eight city-owned street lamps and 96 four-foot-long bulbs.

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