Man Flees Fuel Theft Charge, Arrested in Montana

By Bryce Cornatzer
5 August 2014

A fugitive Billings man charged for his involvement in a Powell fuel theft scam has been arrested in Montana.

27 year old Jared Good was arrested in March for allegedly stealing just over $1,000 worth of fuel from MacIntosh Oil in Powell using pre-paid gift cards of low value. The automated pumps would put an initial charge of one dollar on the account to verify it was active and then turn on the pump, allowing thieves to dispense as much fuel as they wanted.

Later, the card company would discover insufficient funds and kick the charges back to the retailer.

Over the course of roughly a year, McIntosh Oil was assuming $12,000 in fuel stolen using low-value gift cards.

Officers with the Powell Police Department identified Good from surveillance footage using the pump on which the gift cards in question were recorded at the right dates and times.

Good was arrested and released on $5,000 bail.

A month later Good skipped town on bail and failed to appear at his arraignment hearing.

Good's bondsman wrote a letter to Park County District Court notifying the court that Good had been arrested in Montana and was awaiting a pre-trial conference.

Good is currently being held in the Yellowstone County Detention Center on eight charges, from obstructing a police officer, failure to appear, bond revocation, and fleeing from justice.

Upon release from Yellowstone County, Good's Cody bondsman has pledged to have him transported to Park County to face his pending charges.

For allegedly stealing fuel from Powell, Good potentially faces 10 years in prison, $10,000 in fines, or both.

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