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Donnie R. Exline Jr.

CULPEPER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Officials said a former fire department member was charged with six felonies for allegedly using a rescue squad’s credit card to fill up his own vehicle’s tank — over 40 times.

The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that 20-year-old Donnie R. Exline Jr., of Remington, was charged with two counts of grand larceny (felonies), two counts of credit card fraud (felonies), two counts of obtaining / withholding a credit card without the cardholder’s consent (felonies) and one misdemeanor for larceny of a key.

Detectives think Exline used a credit card from Culpeper County Rescue Squad Company 11 to buy gas between August 2011 and December 2011.

Officials said Exline, a former member of the Salem Fire Department in Culpeper, managed to get the credit card from a secure location and used it to buy more than $2,700 in gas from a local station 42 different times.

Detectives believe Exline used the card to buy gas for his own vehicle and his friends, too.

Law enforcement said Exline was arrested last week and is being held at the Culpeper County Jail on a $9,000 secured bond.