Hudson Public Power worker fired after being charged with theft

by Tim Troglen | reporter Published:

Hudson -- A 39-year-old Mogadore man was fired from the city of Hudson Dec. 5 after it was alleged he used a city credit card to put gas in his personal vehicle.

Aaron Bogel, a former Hudson Public Power line worker, pleaded not guilty Dec. 5 in Stow Municipal Court on two counts of misuse of a credit card, first-degree misdemeanors, and two counts of theft in office, fifth-degree felonies. Bogel was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.

"The charges stem from alleged theft involving the use of a city of Hudson fuel credit card to purchase gasoline for personal use," according to the press release from Hudson Communications Manager Jody Roberts.

Bogel was arrested by Hudson Police on the charges Nov. 25. Attorney information for Bogel was not available.

Bogel is alleged to have used the city credit card at least twice -- on Nov. 8 and 22, according to Roberts. On Nov. 8, Bogel is alleged to have put $70 in his personal vehicle. Roberts was not sure of the amount charged Nov. 22.

An investigation began after a supervisor alerted police Nov. 22, according to Roberts.

"The investigation is still underway," Roberts said.

Bogel had worked for the city since Aug. 22, 2005, Roberts said.

Bogel was fired after a "pre-disciplinary hearing" with city officials, according to the release.

No further court dates have been scheduled.

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