THREE people have been arrested in connection to $130,000 worth of fraudulent fuel purchases.

On 31 May, police executed warrants in Dandenong South, Springvale South, and Keysborough. They say this was the result of a nine month investigation into an alleged scam where “fuel cards were obtained in a victim’s name and used to purchase fuel at petrol stations in the south-eastern suburbs.’

“The fuel was then transported to an address in Keysborough and used to fill vehicles,” a Victoria Police statement read. “The victim’s were unaware of the existence of the cards until contacted by debt collection agencies.”

On 31 May police arrested and charged a 50-year-old man from Springvale South, a 33-year-old man from Dandenong South, and a 36-year-old woman from Dandenong South in relation to the alleged offending. The trio were charged with obtain property by deception and handle stolen goods, and were bailed to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on 16 July.

Extracted in full from: Fuel me once – Bayside News