Man jailed after charging nearly $2,000 on company credit cards

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 47-year-old man who deputies say charged nearly $2,000 on company credit cards — during the days he called in sick — was jailed on Monday. One of the unauthorized transactions included the purchase of an Enterprise Rent-A-Car for $861, according to reports.

Anthony Vega
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Anthony Vega, of the 700 block of Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach, has been charged with fraudulent use of a credit card over $100 and criminal use of personally identifiable information, two felonies. Vega also faces misdemeanor charges that include 13 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card under $100, according to reports.

Vega was released Monday from Indian River County Jail on $16,500 bond.

Indian River County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of fraud around 11 a.m. June 24 at Goldin Solar, a solar contractor south of Vero Beach. An official told deputies that Vega used two company credit cards for personal purposes when he made a sick call – from June 1 to 21 – for a total of $1,683.78 in unauthorized charges, according to reports.

The manager gave deputies an invoice from Enterprise that showed Vega rented a 2021 Jeep on June 10 and returned the vehicle on June 21, officials said. Other credit card charges came from 7-Eleven, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Cumberland Farms, J&J Citgo and Metro by T-Mobile.

Vega was eventually fired from Goldin Solar, according to reports.

Deputies arrested Vega and incarcerated him in 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, according to court records.