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Raleigh man accused of stealing gas cards

Posted October 9, 2008 11:20 p.m. EDT
Updated October 10, 2008 11:28 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man is accused of offering drivers cheap gas with stolen fuel cards.

Police charged that Dillard Johnson broke into a Raleigh surveying company's trucks last weekend.

He stole gas cards and offered drivers at area gas stations a fill-up for $20, police say.  The company says over $23,000 worth of gas was falsely charged.

Johnson was arrested this week and faces multiple counts of breaking and entering, financial card theft, larceny and financial card fraud.

About 300 people took him up on the cheap gas offer, police say.  Officers say they are reviewing surveillance tape from the gas stations to try to determine if anyone who took the gas knew the cards were stolen.

Police say Johnson was accused of similar crimes in July.