Suspect apologizes to police, saying he's down on his luck and couldn't afford to buy gas.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Petrie
Friday, September 21, 2012
A 51-year-old Sussex man is facing charges after he was caught allegedly trying to siphon diesel fuel from trucks in Town of Lisbon. Edward J. Prebelski was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with two counts of attempted theft. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 4:18 a.m. Aug. 10, Waukesha County sheriff’s deputies were called to the W25100 block of Indian Grass Lane after someone spotted Prebelski stealing diesel fuel from trucks. When the deputies arrived, they saw Prebelski siphoning fuel from one of the trucks. He admitted to the theft saying he stole five gallons from one truck and was planning to take more from the second truck. He said he …
Woman allegedly wrote numerous bad checks to Citgo and never paid the station back for nearly $3,000 in charges and fees.
A Sturtevant woman is facing charges after she repeatedly bounced checks for diesel fuel at a Sussex gas station. Sandra L. Nelson, 50, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of theft. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Between July 27 and Sept. 2, Nelson filled up trucks for Don’s Towing and Truck Service on multiple occasions at Citgo. Each time she filled up the trucks, her checks would bounce, which added up to a total loss of $2,847. The owner said Nelson had written bad checks to the business before, but in the past she has paid up when notified of the issue. Nelson told police she planned to pay the bill after she deposited the …