A stolen GPS tipped a Rhoad’s and O’Hara employee off Friday to a much larger theft. Thieves have been stealing fuel from the company’s trucks since October 2010. About 2,000 gallons have been siphoned from the saddle tanks in Vineland, N.J.
A look at the books revealed increasing fuel prices that didn’t match the trucks’ mileage, the News of Cumberland County reports, resulting in about $6,000 worth of stolen fuel from October through December.
Other trucks may have been affected, but at least two have been stolen from, and needed additional repairs since the thieves left the gas caps off.
Police are still investigating, but have determined which direction the thieves come from to siphon the gas.