- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Hartford public works employee has been fired following his arrest Tuesday in connection to theft of city fuel.

Police say 54-year-old Tyler Walker of East Hartford stole hundreds of gallons of fuel several times with co-conspirators by filling up a city-owned portable refueling truck.

Supervisors noticed fuel amounts from city pumps were inconsistent and alerted the Hartford Police Department.

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Walker and two other people were arrested as they were caught through surveillance while refueling a truck from a city vehicle. Walker is admitting to selling the gas at the price of $150.00 for 100 gallons and said he had done it several times since February.

He was fired Tuesday and charged with a felony of committing larceny. An attorney for Walker could not be immediately identified.

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