Four men indicted on federal charges for fuel theft scheme

Four men indicted on federal charges for fuel theft scheme
(Source: Raycom Media)

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Four men were indicted this week on charges of scheming to steal an estimated $365,000 worth of diesel fuel.

In a release, justice officials said Isai Navarette, 32, of Odessa, Omar Lujan, 35 of Odessa, Jesus Lozoya, 30, of Gardendale and Jorge Carrasco, 43, of Odessa, were charged with eight counts of access device fraud.

The indictment alleges that from January 2014 to September 2014, the men knowingly used unauthorized access devices - eight stolen fuel cards - to unlawfully acquire bulk loads of diesel fuel.

Authorities said upon conviction of each charge, the men face up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine.

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