A Drexel Hill man was charged earlier this month after police say he used his company’s corporate card to make a series of fraudulent purchases.
Paul Wesley Kintzell, 40, faces charges of receiving stolen property and using an access device without authorization stemming from the alleged series of purchases he made in April.
According to court documents, the owner of Carlino’s Specialty Foods, located on the 2600 block of East County Line Road in Ardmore, told Haverford Township Police on May 17 that someone had used the company’s Sunoco Corporate Card without authorization. By Carlino’s count, the card had been used fraudulently 21 times between April 6 and April 17 and charged $1,433.92. She told police her employees are only permitted to use the card to put gasoline in delivery vehicles.
The owner then told police that Kintzel, by then an ex-employee, was a delivery driver with access to the card during the time of the fraudulent purchases. Police obtained a printout of Kintzel’s driver’s license and compared his signature to the signed receipt of one of the fraudulent purchases. It was a match.
Of the 21 transactions the owner claimed were made fraudulently, five were traced back to receipts with Kintzel’s signature.
Kintzel was arrested, arraigned, and released on $10,000 bail. He faces preliminary hearing on October 11.