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Metter hunts fuel theives
Police: Scam may have taken about $100,000 of diesel
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A suspect in the theft of $100,000 in diesel fuel is shown at Jay's Truck Stop in Metter. - photo by Special
METTER - Diesel fuel thefts amounting to a loss of more than $100,000 were discovered this week by Metter Police Investigators with multiple incidents occurring at Jay's Truck Stop during the past year. An initial investigation began after the latest incident occurred in Metter on Friday at approximately 9 p.m. It was determined that about 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel amounting to more than $50,000 was stolen from the truck stop, which is located at the Metter exit on Interstate 16, in the past two months. Evidence obtained Tuesday morning, however, indicates a loss double that amount, said Investigator Justin Wells, with incidents dating back at least a year.
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