Truckers steal 350 gallons of fuel by tampering with meter, police say

SALT LAKE CITY — Two men were arrested on suspicion of stealing 350 gallons of fuel from a truck stop Monday, police said.

BOSS hits back at Norman Baker’s comments on forecourt crime

The British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) has hit out at comments made by crime minister Norman Baker in which he claimed forecourts encouraged fuel theft by not insisting on prepayment at pumps.

Fuel theft on the rise again

Now there are calls for petrol pumps to move to pre-payment as one forecourt owner complained of dealing with three to four cases a week of people either driving off or pleading for time to pay for forgetting their wallets or credit cards.
Figures released by West Midlands Police show the number of cases of 'bilking', as fuel theft is known, is going up again in the Black Country.
There were 1,685 cases in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton in 2013/14 compared with 1,612 the year before.

Spartanburg company reports theft of diesel fuel

Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of more than 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel from a local business.

According to a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies responded to Concrete Supply Co. on Simuel Road in Spartanburg, on Friday, where they were told that someone stole a total of 4,992 gallons of diesel fuel between Aug. 10 and Aug. 11.
The report states based on the price of $3.50 for a gallon of diesel fuel, a total of $17,500 worth of fuel was taken.

Man that caused explosion has record of gas theft

MIAMI — Miami police say a 46-year-old man that allegedly caused an explosion at a gas station had previously been arrested for stealing large amounts of gasoline.

Alleged leader of major theft ring targeting gas, lawn equipment sent to prison

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The man who police say was the leader of a hard-working group of thieves will also likely be the leader when it comes to time behind bars.
Jeffrey James-Lee Pardee will spend the next seven to 30 years in prison for his part in the four-person, four-month, multi-county spree that police believe involved more than 60 separate crimes. He was sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 13, in Kent County Circuit Court.

Doctored horse trailer used in fuel theft – police

Police in California suspect a horse trailer equipped with a false floor and interior pumping system was used in the alleged theft of 500 gallons of fuel from a gas station.
The Riverside Police Department has released an image in the hope that members of the public will help officers identify the suspects.
Police believe the theft of gasoline from the Weis Fuel gas station at 9407 Magnolia Avenue occurred on July 22 around 4.45am.


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