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Tampa man arrested on charges he filled bladder truck using phony credit cards

Dian Jesus Oquendo Columbie, 31, was arrested Thursday on charges that he filled a bladder truck using four counterfeit credit cards. [Photo courtesy of Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

Dian Jesus Oquendo Columbie, 31, was arrested Thursday on charges that he filled a bladder truck using four counterfeit credit cards. [Photo courtesy of Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

RIVERVIEW — A Tampa man was arrested Thursday on charges that he used counterfeit credit cards to purchase fuel to fill a 400-gallon bladder truck.

A bladder truck is a vehicle bearing a large, hidden fuel tank generally used to sell fuel on the black market.

Florida's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement arrested Dian Jesus Oquendo Columbie, 31.

An affidavit said Columbie admitted to buying $100 of diesel fuel. He was arrested on Causeway Boulevard in Riverview. Four counterfeit credit cards were found in the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

Columbie, who is charged with unlawful conveyance of fuel, a third-degree felony, posted $2,000 bail and was released Thursday night. He is likely to face additional charges.

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' spokesman Aaron Keller said stolen credit cards are generally counterfeit cards that use stolen personal information to make transactions, but he couldn't provide specifics on Columbie's arrest.

Tampa man arrested on charges he filled bladder truck using phony credit cards 05/20/16 [Last modified: Friday, May 20, 2016 3:37pm]
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