Dallas-area tanker driver allegedly stole 1,400 gallons of fuel

| 7/24/2008

Private investigators reportedly investigating fuel thefts from an Irving, TX, fuel company followed a tanker driver to his Dallas-area home, where he promptly unloaded the fuel into tanks at the house.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the tanker driver deposited the fuel in Ovilla, TX, and in above-ground tanks outside the Seagoville, TX-area home.

“They had thought there was gas disappearing, so they hired someone to follow his particular truck and saw him unloading it,” Det. H.L. Ratcliff told the Morning News. “Surely he would know that they were going to miss that much gasoline. They’re going to miss 1,400 gallons of gasoline.”

The driver was not immediately identified, the newspaper reported.