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Two arrested in fuel theft investigation

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Posted: Aug 25, 2014 2:08 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 25, 2014 2:08 PM
Source: WBRZ

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    •  Reginald Leblanc Reginald Leblanc
    •  Joseph Rodriguez Joseph Rodriguez
    • Reginald Leblanc
    • Joseph Rodriguez

Topics: fuel theft, fuel card, reginald leblanc, joseph rodriguez, gonzales police

GONZALES - Police arrested two people in after an investigation into fuel theft from a company in Gonzales.

Officers accused Reginald Leblanc and Joseph Rodriguez of conspiring together to use a fuel card from the company Rodriguez worked for.

Detectives said the company, US Environmental Services, told them the fuel card had been used without authorization to buy more than 400 gallons of diesel fuel, which cost more than $1,400. Investigators pulled surveillance video from the gas station where the card was used, which showed a man pumping gas into a storage stank.

Police identified that man as Reginald Leblanc, and said he confessed to detectives he would use Rodriguez's fuel card to buy diesel in exchange for $200. Police questioned Rodriguez, and said he admitted to taking the fuel card from his workplace and returning it later in the day so as not to raise suspicion.

Police charged Leblanc with felony theft and four counts of unauthorized use of an access card. They charged Rodriguez with criminal conspiracy, identity theft, and four counts of unauthorized use of an access card.

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