A Jurupa Valley man accused of using stolen credit cards to pump hundreds of gallons of gas has been arrested, officials reported.
Deputies responded to a call regarding a suspicious person at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 8 at a Union 76 gas station in Norco.
The caller told deputies that a man was pumping hundreds of gallons of gas into a large fuel tank in the back of a truck.
Deputies arrived and found 44-year-old Jesus Ordaz to be in possession of several stolen credit cards. One of the cards was being used to buy diesel gasoline, Sgt. Flores said in a sheriff’s report.
Search warrants were served including one at Ordaz’s residence located in the 9800 block of Mission Avenue in Jurupa Valley. A search of Ordaz’s home revealed an estimated 100 stolen credit cards, stolen property used in the theft of fuel including an additional truck with a large fuel tank in the bed.
Ordaz was subsequently arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for possession of stolen credit cards and theft, Sgt. Flores added.
Anyone with further details regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Plumier at 951-955-2600.
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