Domenica, 21 Ottobre 2018

Italian police clamp down on petrol-station fraud


(ANSA) - Rome, August 14 - Italian police said on Tuesday
that they had uncovered 23 cases of retail fraud during a recent
operation targeting scams at gas stations.
Officers confiscation of 53 items, including petrol storage
units and petrol-dispensing guns used to insert fuel into cars,
and some 21,079 litres of gas.
In many cases the items had been tampered with so as to
dispense less fuel than they were supposed to.
The police said two station managers in Palermo, Sicily,
had watered down petrol with low-quality chemical substances.
Police said they unearthed 356 offenses after carrying out
checks on some 2,400 petrol pumps over the past few weeks of
intense business for petrol stations during the holiday period.
It is customary for most Italian families to take their
annual vacation in the month of August, leading to a high amount
of traffic on the nation's roads.
Nationally, 132 station managers were fined for dispensing
fuel at a different price than advertised.

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