In Florida, law enforcement officers arrested four men on charges of using a special device that allowed them to buy gasoline at a gas station for a penny, Fox56 reports.
Arrests were made at the Circle K gas stations in Lutz and Circle K in Lakeland. Marlon Rosel-Rodriguez and Jordan Diaz Benitez from Tampa were arrested in Lutz. In Lakeland, police arrested Yulier Garcia-Martinez and Rogelio Llarena from Orlando.
According to the president of the Florida Association of Gasoline Sellers Ned Bowman (Ned Bowman), the suspects have developed a very clever scheme. So, the attackers modified the pulsator, a device inside the pump that regulates the fuel pressure, and received gasoline at a price of less than $ 1 per liter. Such a scheme can bring big losses to small independent gas stations, Bowman noted.
Florida authorities warn residents against using such fraudulent schemes and to report to the police if they suddenly encounter something similar.