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Big Rig Drivers Accused of Stealing Thousands of Dollars in Gas

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A fast-thinking manager at a Flying J Truck Stop in Midland may have put the brakes on a Nationwide ring of gas thieves.

Midland County Sheriff's Deputies caught up with two tractor trailers on Interstate 20 on Monday night after an employee at the Flying J Truck Stop tailed them and called the authorities.

Flying J officials tell NewsWest Nine exclusively that the truck's drivers are suspected of stealing at least $20,000 in fuel from Flying J stores across the Country.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office couldn't comment, but did confirm that the trucks' drivers are based out of California.

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