Christopher Harp Arrested For Stealing Fuel From Hamilton County Gas Pumps

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Christopher Harp
Christopher Harp

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, with the cooperation of the leadership of the Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department/Marine Rescue has been investigating fuel expense overages related to fuel obtained from the Hamilton County Government gas pumps. 

The investigation determined on Aug. 2, Christopher M. Harp, who is a former member of the Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department/Marine Rescue, stole fuel from the Hamilton County gas pumps at 1110 Dayton Blvd. The fuel was pumped into the privately-owned vehicle Harp was driving.

Detectives with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Harp on Thursday, charging him with theft under $500. The investigation is on-going with additional charges expected.


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