On March 5th, Leonard Gonzales, ex acting facility manager at Bent's Old Fort, was sentenced to a year’s probation and restitution of the $1,238 he embezzled through the use of government credit cards. Gonzales used the fleet credit cards from six different government vehicles to purchase gas and parts for his personal vehicle. Gonzales pled guilty in December to one count of 18 USC 641 for the thefts, which occurred between October 2010 and June 2011. He was previously convicted in Otero County, Colorado, in 1998 for theft of government funds from Bent's Old Fort. At that time, Gonzales stole approximately $1,000 from the park's donation box.