Oil tank driver arrested for selling company gas on the street

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:58am

A tank driver for a local oil company was arrested for stealing diesel fuel from the company and selling it on the street, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.

34-year-old Kevin Woodrow, of Bossier City, was arrested Tuesday following an investigation by a caddo sheriff's detective.

Prator said Woodrow picked up over 3,900 gallons of diesel fuel from a local refinery and was supposed to deliver it to an area truck stop. However, he sold 964 gallons of fuel on the street before delivering the rest to the truck stop.

Woodrow admitted selling the fuel at the corner of Prentiss Avenue and Morningside Drive for $1.50 gallon. He said another person pre-arranged several sales for him, and those buyers were waiting on the fuel when he arrived.

Officials said the loss to the oil company for operating the "rolling fuel station" was about $3,502.

Woodrow was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for theft.


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