Gas Pump ORC Skimming Suspects Indicted by Grand Jury

An Arizona state grand jury has indicted six men alleged of running an illegal credit card gas skimming ring in the Phoenix area. They’ve been charged with fraudulent schemes and artifices, conspiracy, illegally conducting an enterprise, computer tampering, organized retail theft and taking the identity of another person.

Their alleged participation involved a scheme to purchase diesel fuel for resale with stolen credit card information between April 11, 2018 and December 20, 2018, according to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

The investigation was performed by the Arizona Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General in partnership with the Kroger Company Organized Retail Crime Team and the Attorney General’s Office.

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In February 2018, ADOT detectives discovered tractor trailers at a private storage lot being fueled from hidden auxiliary fuel tanks contained on the trucks. The investigation identified several individuals and seven load vehicles with auxiliary fuel tanks allegedly involved in the scheme… Williams News

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