Mechanic from Burrillville Motors arrested for theft, using customer credit card

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BURRILLVILLE – A tow truck driver who has worked at a few repair shops in town has been arrested and charged with four felonies after allegedly robbing both his employers and customers.

Kodi Sale, 28, of Burrillville is facing two counts of theft of a credit card, fraudulent use of a credit card and larceny of more than $1,500.

According to Sale’s arrest records, Burrillville Motors owner Peter Drouin first reported the theft to police on Oct. 8. Drouin told officers that while working for him as a tow truck operator, Sale had kept the money from several service calls, charging customer credit cards via an application on his phone, and putting the money in a bogus account.

Receipts provided by customers reportedly displayed Sale’s home address.

Two weeks later, Drouin returned to the police station to report that Sale had gotten a new job at George’s Repair & Towing, and that he was pulling the same scam. He also said that a customer had contacted him asking why her credit card had charges totaling more than $1,600.

Drouin calculated that between funds taken and money used to fuel his personal vehicle, Sale had robbed him of some $1,587.

According to the report, Sale reported to the police station when requested and admitted to stealing the funds.

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