Trio accused of PEC credit card abuse receive probation, $56,000 in fines

FROM STAFF REPORTS

JOHNSON CITY — Three people, including two ex-utility company employees and a former Johnson City police officer, have accepted plea deals for probation and fines totaling $56,000 in connection to a PEC credit card scheme, officials say.

Jeanny and Bryan Geeslin, a former peace officer, and Zelleny Martinez pleaded guilty to third-degree felony theft. Each received a five-year deferred sentence on Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 from a Blanco County 33rd/424th judicial district judge.

Authorities reported the two women, who had worked at Pedernales Electric Cooperative, and the officer bought and sold computer equipment using the utility company’s credit card.

The Johnson City Police Department launched the investigation in June 2012, enlisting the assistance of Texas Rangers and the FBI. Charges included first-degree and third-degree felony organized crime. The three were indicted in March 2014.

Along with the deferred adjudication in the sentencing, the officer and his wife were ordered to pay $14,000 each, and Martinez was ordered to pay $28,000.

editor@thepicayune.com

2 Responses to “Trio accused of PEC credit card abuse receive probation, $56,000 in fines”

  1. Rick Carter says:

    Deferred? Are you kidding me? Is Sam Oatman back at the DA’s Office?

  2. Alice C. says:

    That’s merely a slap on the hands. All they have to pay back is what they already stole?? That is not punishment!!

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