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.
MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -
Four men were indicted this week on charges of scheming to steal an estimated $365,000 worth of diesel fuel.
In a release, justice officials said Isai Navarette, 32, of Odessa, Omar Lujan, 35 of Odessa, Jesus Lozoya, 30, of Gardendale and Jorge Carrasco, 43, of Odessa, were charged with eight counts of access device fraud.
The indictment alleges that from January 2014 to September 2014, the men knowingly used unauthorized access devices - eight stolen fuel cards - to unlawfully acquire bulk loads of diesel fuel.
CHENNAI: Water and fuel thefts are passe, it seems, Here comes LPG theft, that too using a locally assembled 'gas transferring machine' in Salem.
The Madras high court has declined to grant anticipatory bail to a man involved in largescale transfer of subsidised domestic LPG to commercial cylinders using a local instrument in unsafe work conditions at Paraivattam in Vedukathampatti village of Salem district.
Another house at Lakshmi Nagar, Panangkadu in Andipatti village was raided and a total of 37 domestic LPG cylinders were found inside the house.
One of the new entrants into Mexico’s retail fuel market is taking steps to protect its tanker trucks from a costly and ongoing threat to the petroleum industry.
Oxxo Gas stations, which have begun to appear in Nuevo León, will be supplied by a logistics arm of parent company FEMSA with a fleet of more than 300 trucks.
In addition to a radar system intended to avoid collisions and going off the road, automated communications systems will allow the location of both tractor and trailer to be monitored 24 hours a day.
ANCHORAGE (AP) Federal prosecutors say a 36-year-old Fort Wainwright soldier has pleaded guilty to receiving bribes in a plot to steal fuel at a base in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Sheldon Morgan entered the guilty plea in Fairbanks Friday to a count of conspiring to receive bribes. The Army says Morgan was assigned to Kentucky-based Fort Campbell at the time he was deployed at the Forward Operating Base Fenty between May 2010 and May 2011.
His sentencing is scheduled for October.
LEA RIZZO, DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE
Three Carbon Hill men, including a member of the Carbon Hill City Council, were arrested Friday on charges of theft and receiving stolen property.
City Council member Harlon Wood, 33, was arrested along with Marlin Jordan, 37, and Kevin Sprowes, 30, as part of an ongoing investigation by Carbon Hill police. The arrests stem from thefts on June 23 at the Shell gas station in Carbon Hill.
He traveled, gambled and had an affinity for shiny objects: a Rolex watch, two Maseratis and a bright orange Jaguar convertible.
He also bought a luxury downtown Miami condo in a $775,000 all-cash deal, investigators say.
But Gerti Muho's high-flying lifestyle was fueled by lies, stolen identities and more than $2 million in stolen cash, federal prosecutors say.
His adventure came to an end last month when federal agents captured him at his mother's home in Queens, N.Y. They recently moved him to the Broward County Jail, and he will remain until his trial.
SUDLERSVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1400 Block of Millington Road at about 4:43 p.m. on June 10 to a reported theft and malicious destruction of property, according to law enforcement.
A Sudlersville man reported that someone removed 150 inches of copper wire from an irrigation unit in a field. In addition to the copper wire theft, almost 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel was missing from a tank at the location.
The total damages and loss was estimated at about $4,000, the sheriff's office report stated.