Odessa Man Accused of Stealing Diesel Fuel

Odessa Man Accused of Stealing Diesel Fuel

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

An Odessa man is behind bars for stealing diesel fuel.

Freddy Olivas was arrested after his employer received an anonymous tip that he was stealing fuel from the company.

According to the report, pictures were sent in of Olivas filling up a truck not owned by the company with diesel from the auxiliary tank in the back of his company truck.

An investigation found that there were also several transactions on Olivas's company gas card for almost $500.

When his boss confronted him, Olivas admitted to selling almost 1,000 gallons of stolen fuel.