Jamiesfeast – Last week, authorities arrested a man from New Jersey for allegedly tampering with a gas station pump in Delaware and stealing more than $1,700 worth of fuel.
Kelvin Giron-Brand, a 34-year-old resident of Paterson, was apprehended by Delaware State Police for tampering with a fuel pump at a Wawa in New Castle. Giron-Brand had ingeniously installed a customized device on the pump, allowing him to dispense substantial amounts of fuel at a significantly reduced price.
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Troopers received a report of a fuel theft at the Wawa just after 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Upon their arrival, they discovered Giron-Brand at a pump, sitting inside a white Ford van.
Authorities discovered one of these devices when they inspected the fuel pump that Giron-Brand was using, as reported.
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In Giron-Brand’s work van, officers discovered several containers filled with fuel, amounting to a value of over $1,700.
According to authorities, Giron-Brand was able to purchase the fuel for less than $20 using the manipulation device.
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Giron-Brand was apprehended peacefully, without any resistance.
He faced charges of shoplifting items worth over $1,500, possessing burglar tools or instruments used to disable security systems, and second-degree conspiracy. All of these charges are considered felonies.
Giron-Brand was detained at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution with a secured bond of $14,000.