Fuel cards targets of recent thefts: RCMP

“It is likely thieves are filling up large, tidy tanks,” Williams Lake RCMP Const. Joel Kooger said

Williams Lake RCMP said Tuesday they have received numerous reports of stolen fuel cards from fleet vehicles recently.

“Fuel thieves have been looking for fleet vehicles, from passenger cars and taxis to transport trucks and then stealing the fuel cards found in the vehicle,” said Williams Lake RCMP Const. Joel Kooger.

“Unfortunately, in all instances, the PIN number for the fuel card is either written on, or near the fuel card. In a few cases the PIN number has been written on the vehicle’s sun visor right next to the card.”

Kooger said the thieves are then taking the card to a local gas cardlock.

READ MORE: RCMP seize loaded weapons, charge two individuals in latest crackdown

“Given that some of the amounts charged against the credit card are over $2,000 it is likely thieves are filling up large, tidy tanks,” Kooger said.

The Williams Lake RCMP would like to encourage the public and all businesses that are using fleet fuel cards to store the cards in a secure manner. In addition, if fleet cards are being left in a vehicle then the corresponding PIN number should be made secure, police said.

If anyone has information regarding the theft of fuel, please contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211 or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.



sports@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Williams Lake considering one per cent tax increase

If approved the one per cent extra tax funds would go toward asphalt recycling

Williams Lake warming up following record snowfall

Williams Lake is digging out from 13 centimetres of fresh snowfall

Station House Gallery: Making Faces invites viewers to take themselves less seriously

“Some people find the exhibit hilarious and others find it disturbing.”

Torch passed for Nature Kids program at Scout Island

Paula Laita is passing the Nature Kids baton on to Bill Gilroy and Kim Zalay.

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

‘It consumed my life’: Inside the world of gaming addiction

World Health Organization classifies gaming disorder as a mental health condition

Police seize bottles of grapefruit vodka from wanted man’s snow-pants

The men were pushing two shopping carts with a woman inside

Tonight’s sporting event costs more than the Super Bowl, and Obama is going

Tickets are going for more than $4,000 to watch the Duke - North Carolina basketball game

CRTC report finds ‘misleading, aggressive’ sales tactics used by telecom industry

Report recommends measures to make a fairer situation for consumers

Trudeau takes personal hit amid SNC-Lavalin controversy: poll

Overall, 41 per cent of respondents believed the prime minister had done something wrong in the affair

B.C. photographer captures otters on ice

A Langley photographer was at the right place at the right time on the Fraser River

Do you live with your partner? More and more Canadians don’t

Statistics Canada shows fewer couples live together than did a decade ago

Most Read