LAKEVILLE – A former gas pump attendant has been arrested on felony Grand Larceny and Scheme to Defraud after an investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office discovered that he was allegedly pocketing cash and then double charging other customers credit cards.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, investigators allege that Daniel Wood, 47, allegedly developed the complex scheme at the Lakeville Kwik Fill, who upon discovery immediately terminated and notified authorities.
According to Sheriff Doughterty the hustle took place 91 times between August and September 2014, totaling more than $3,900.
Captain Brian Applin of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division arrested Wood on the felony charges of Grand Larceny 3rd and Scheme to Defraud 1st. Wood was arraigned in Livonia Court, and the District Attorney’s Office did provide a bail recommendation of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. However, Livonia Town Justice David Mahoney released Wood on his own recognizance.
Sheriff Dougherty advises that anyone who feels that their credit card was fraudulently used at the Lakeville Kwik Fill, and has not been notified or your their account credited to visit Kwik Fill’s website and complete a dispute form, or call their card services number at 888-294-5320.
PHOTO CAPTION: Image courtesy of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.