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03/21/2022

Gas thieves in Florida accused of hacking pumps to get ‘basically free’ fuel

News 3 Memphis

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida officials arrested four men this week, accusing them of using a device on gas pumps that allowed them to pump fuel for pennies on the dollar.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services made the arrests on Wednesday. Commissioner Nikki Fried said she takes these types of crimes seriously.

“Anytime that we’re seeing a theft like this, or actual fraud, we have zero tolerance,” Fried said. “And we’re going to come in and it’s a very clear symbol to anyone that may be thinking of doing something like this — we’re going to catch you. “

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