INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 47-year-old man who deputies said charged nearly $2,000 on company credit cards – during the days he called out sick – was jailed Monday. One of the unauthorized transactions included the purchase of an Enterprise Rent-A-Car for $861, reports show.
Anthony Vega, of the 700 block of Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach, was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card over $100 and criminal use of personal identification information, both felonies. Vega also faces misdemeanor charges that include 13 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card less than $100, reports show.
Vega was released Monday from the Indian River County Jail on $16,500 bond.
Indian River County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a fraud about 11 a.m. June 24 at Goldin Solar, a solar energy contractor in south Vero Beach. A manager told deputies that Vega used two company credit cards for personal use when he called out sick – from June 1 through June 21 – that totaled $1,683.78 in unauthorized charges, reports show.
The manager gave deputies an invoice from Enterprise that showed Vega rented a 2021 Jeep on June 10 and returned the vehicle June 21, officials said. Other charges on the credit cards were from 7-Eleven, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Cumberland Farms, J&J Citgo and Metro by T-Mobile.
Vega was eventually fired from Goldin Solar, reports show.
Deputies arrested Vega and booked him into the county jail. Vega has arraignments at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 9 for the misdemeanor charges and 8:45 a.m. Aug. 19 for the felony charges, court records show.