Hillsborough County gas theft ring busted. Sheriff Chronister says 6 arrests were made. Police say the suspects used seven trucks and stole over $60,000 worth of fuel. Authorities also say they have the men on video pulling up to pumps and tampering with a measuring device so the actual fuel amount they pump was not accurate.
They would then take the gas, in oversized bladders to a site near the airport and re-sell it. This gas theft ring was busted, but authorities say these individuals may also be involved in similar thefts in Pasco and Hernando counties.
Also, be on the lookout for some who are drilling and draining tanks. Crazy, ain’t it?