Over the course of three years between March 2015 and September 2017, it’s thought that a US Postal Service credit card was used numerous times for the gas of a Moorestown man. In total, Demetrius Monroe used the credit card for over $3,000 worth of fuel for his personal vehicle; information was released just recently as a criminal complaint was finally filed.
Now, Munroe is under investigation for stealing public money. Originally, he was given the credit card in his role as a rural carrier in Atco; the card was to be used for his Postal Service vehicle. The complaint noted how Monroe not only used the credit card for his own vehicle but also used the personal identification number of a colleague.
Monroe’s final purchase using the card came at a Wawa in Marlton, a purchase that was spotted on local surveillance footage as he filled his Lexus RX 350. As he purchased $43 of super unleaded for his vehicle, he was recorded inside the Wawa and outside the Lexus wearing a shirt with the name ‘Monroe’ on the back.
Although no longer an employee of the postal service, Monroe was initially hired back in 2004 and, at the time of the last purchase, was on sick leave. Special agents of the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General first made contact with Monroe in October 2017, and he admitted the fraudulent activity immediately. In fact, he released a written statement and revealed that he had fallen on ‘rough times’ and that there was ‘no excuse’ for his actions.