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Hundreds of Gallons of Stolen Gas Fuels Theft Charge

When the authorities believed that they spotted a man in the act of trying to steal gasoline they detained the suspect and he is being charged for the accusation.

On Wednesday, an agent with the Brevard County Sherriff’s Office’s Economic Crimes Unit was at a gas station when he saw a man that he felt was spending an unusually long amount of time while using a gas pump. The agent additionally posited that the man was intentionally trying to stay out of sight, and thought that he might have a large tank to store the gasoline he was pumping.

The driver, identified as Esmerido Osori, left the filling station and he was pulled over for an alleged traffic violation.

The vehicle was reported as having two containers that were said to be concealed and it was approximated that they held 300 gallons of gas between the pair.

The authorities also found that there was a passenger inside of the vehicle and he was allegedly holding fraudulent credit cards that were assumed to have been used to purchase the gasoline.

51-year-old Osorio was taken into custody and booked into the Brevard County Jail where he is currently facing charges for unlawful conveyance of fuel regarding the allegation that he committed an act of theft to obtain the gasoline.

No charges have been filed at this point concerning the credit cards as the authorities are continuing to examine the details in relation to their possible alleged fraudulent usage.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a theft crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.