(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Salt Lake County Auditor Craig Sorensen has resigned and admitted to improper gasoline purchases on the county's tab.
Sorensen's resignation is effective Tuesday.
In a written statement, Sorensen says he made mistakes and that his actions were "criminal."
County records indicate he purchased 3,151 gallons of gas while driving 14,420 miles from mid-February to December 31st, 2003.
That would mean he averaged 4.6 miles per gallon on his county-owned 2003 Ford Expedition, which is supposed to receive at least 13 miles per gallon.
Many of the purchases were for more gasoline than the Expedition's gas tank holds.
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