I left my gas pumping and ran inside real quick to get a drink and when I came out I noticed the pump said $52 and 20 gallons. My truck holds $38 max and I knew it doesn’t hold 20 gallons. So I went back inside and the manager pulled up a video of a white Chevy Transverse at the pump directly across from me taking out the handle and putting it into his own vehicle. The guy was still in the parking lot so the manager went and got a better pic of his license plate with his phone. Also after telling the dispatcher which direction he was heading out of they pulled him over and detained him. The cop said he had prior history and it seems that’s the type of person he is. My car was full so they subtracted the difference which was only like $14.50 what will most likely happen to the guy? Will he just get a fine or will they take him to jail? He also admitted doing it as well.
The detective assigned to the case will determine what charges to file. Contact information for her/him should be listed on the offense report. Good luck.
What you described sounds like Theft property of less than $100. That is Class C Misdemeanor. A fine only offense of anywhere from $0 to $500 plus court costs. If he has other theft convictions, it could be enhanced up to a higher grade or degree offense(i.e. Class B Misdemeanor, Class A Misdemeanor or even a felony).
The amount for the theft is a classified as a class c misdemeanor which is only punishable by fines. The prosecutor may also ask for restitution to pay you back. You should be in touch with the investigator in order to press charges.
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