Pumping Gas

Two Whiteland men were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in a case involving the theft of thousands of dollars in fuel.

Jaswinder Singh, 58, and Harpreet Sandhu, 53, pleaded guilty to one count of corrupt business influence. Police said the two men emptied the underground fuel tanks at Pacific Pride Fuel Island, a commercial fueling station in Greenfield, stealing about $6,500 worth of diesel fuel, according to court documents.

Sandhu was sentenced to two years in an Indiana Department of Correction facility, followed by four years of probation, and Singh will serve one year in prison, followed by three years on probation, prosecutors said.

Police said Singh and Sandhu visited the fueling station at least four times between December 2014 and May 2015. Surveillance video from the business shows a semi driven by Sandhu, with Singh as passenger, pulling into the station in the middle of the night and parking directly over a manhole cover leading to the fuel tanks, court documents state.