A data thief attempted to open a pump at a gas station in Los Angeles. The station was protected by Flintloc. The alarm sounded and power to the pump was shut off. The station attendant wrote down the license number and called the police. There was no damage to the pump and no lost gas or data. The thief is now behind bars thanks to Flintloc. http://flintloc.com/
HOUSTON -- A Counterfeit Skimming Initiative has produced a "significant reduction" in gasoline pump skimmers being placed on equipment at Shell-branded gas stations.
Acknowledging that pump fraud has become a constant battle ground as gasoline prices hit new peaks each year, Shell Oil has been proactive in tackling the issue at the pump through new programs, proprietary anti-fraud tools and closer collaboration with card issuers and law enforcement.
In an effort to combat fuel theft from drop tanks, Flint Loc announced the successful integration between the Simmons fuel management system and its "Real Time" Security Solution. As such, a pump alarm will be triggered when 50 or more gallons of fuel are suddenly removed from a drop tank.
The measure is designed to help diminish the risk of drop tank theft, where thieves steal gasoline by driving a panel van with a hole in its floor over a drop tank and take hundreds of gallons of fuel while the sales clerk is distracted.
PUEBLO, Colo. — Two Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office vehicles were damaged Friday when a suspect wanted for a fuel theft in Beulah rammed a stolen SUV into the sheriff’s vehicles while trying to escape authorities.
According to police, around 12:00 p.m. the PCSO received a traffic complaint of a black Nissan SUV with Tennessee license plates driving recklessly in the 8000 block of Grand Avenue in Beulah. A short time later, deputies were notified that the same vehicle, which was reported stolen, was involved in a gas drive-off at the Beulah General Store.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
Washita County’s widening investigation of gasoline thefts has resulted in three more people being arrested as well as the recovery of stolen fuel and containers.
The three latest arrests were those of Jacob Anthony Hernandez, 19, of Sentinel; Dennis Dewayne Todd, 31, Cordell; and Kirbie Ray Celsor, 23, Rocky. All are charged with larceny of gasoline.
Nineteen people now have been charged in the probe that was announced two weeks ago. Source
Four people were charged late Monday with felony theft by public servant and engaging in organized criminal activity in connection with a gas theft scheme from the city of Port Arthur, the Jefferson County District Attorney's office said.
The four people charged with theft and organized criminal activity include Steven Guidry Jr., 58, and Randle Davis Jr., formerly supervisors in the Port Arthur public works department; and two Port Arthur business owners, David Frank and Rabindra Nauth.
Guidry is the only one in custody.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
Sixteen suspects in a major Washita County fuel theft ring have been making their way through the courthouse at Cordell this week, being arraigned primarily on charges of larceny of gasoline and conspiracy.
Their arrests were part of an investigation by the Washita County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Sentinel and Burns Flat police departments.
Randall Lee Carroll charged with felony official misconduct, felony theft
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The former public works director in Merriam has been accused of stealing fuel from the city.
Investigators allege that Carroll stole fuel designated for city use for his personal use.
Carroll's bond was set at $2,500. Source
he Ohio Highway Patrol is warning a crime ring from Cuba is responsible for inserting electronic credit card skimmers at gas stations in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
In Ohio, they were found in seven counties including Montgomery, Butler, Fayette, Hamilton, Union and Washington.
Because of issues like this with skimmers, using debit cards at the pumps has become more risky.
Experts say one skimmer can bring a return of $30 to $40,000.