Tampa man arrested for stealing fuel with counterfeit credit cards

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Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that investigators with his Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement arrested Yohandys Pompa Corrales, 36, of Tampa for filling an unlawful bladder truck with fuel purchased with stolen financial information. A “bladder truck” is a vehicle that has been retrofitted with hidden tanks that hold high volumes of fuel, which is typically resold on the black market. Since the beginning of 2016, the department has arrested 43 individuals involved in this scheme.

Investigators also recovered 14 counterfeit credit cards from Corrales’ possession. Corrales was charged with: unlawful conveyance of fuel, which is a third degree felony; fraudulently obtaining fuel, a second degree felony; possession of 14 counterfeit credit cards, a second degree felony; forgery of a credit card, a third degree felony; and introduction of contraband into a detention facility, a third degree felony.

Corrales was booked in the Hillsborough County Jail.

The Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement protects Florida’s agriculture and consumers through law enforcement in support of all the regulatory aspects of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For more information, visit FreshFromFlorida.com.


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