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Old 06-08-2008, 03:01 PM
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***equipment Theft Alert!!***

Hello, LCOs. For those of you who are not aware, an organized theft scam has made the news here in Atlanta, and may start occurring in your local area too. Thieves have been calling LCOs, impersonating landlords and/or homeowners to do "estimates" at "their" properties. Most of these properties are vacant/foreclosed houses. When the LCO is shown the backyard by the "occupant", someone else will clean out the trailer. The police have had a difficult time trying to charge people because no one occupant has matched the description of another, and no "landlord" has matched the description of another. Just thought you should be on your guard. As far as I know, thefts have occurred in Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, Dekalb, and Fayette counties. I view this industry as a sort of brotherhood: BE ON YOUR GUARD.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:32 PM
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black market for diesel fuel

Their are reports by the Media, organized crime is targeting diesel storage tanks, diesel powered equipment, and are stopping at no lengths to steal diesel fuel, and are selling it on a "black" market, truckers are desperate, and are contrubuting to the surge in the demand for stolen diesel fue, it's selling for $2.50 a gallon. The authorities have video of the trucks stealing diesel, and their not "cheap" trucks their top of the line rigs using their high powered pumps to suck up large quanties of fuel quickly. Lock your diesel fuel up, or move it to a safe place.
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