Man accused of stealing $6K in gas

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) –  A man accused of filling up dozens of gas tanks with Bernalillo County gas cards faced a judge Sunday.

About $6,500 worth of gas was stolen from the cards.

Detectives say Nicholas Jones is a former Bernalillo County worker with a history of drug use.

According to the complaint, he admitted to racking up charges more than 120 times.

On Sunday, the judge reduced his bail from $335,000 to $50,000 cash or surety, but Jones still wasn’t satisfied and asked the judge to bring it down even more.

“I’m seeking help with drug abuse with a drug problem that i have,” he said. “My family is willing to help me. It’s just that I cannot afford that much bond.”

The judge refused, but told Jones if his family found a rehab center he could go to he would consider lowering his bond. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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