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Lincoln Woman Arrested After Exploiting Gas Pump Glitch To Get Free Gas

A Nebraska woman allegedly found a lucrative quirk at a gas station pump — double-swipe the rewards card and get free gas! Unfortunately for her, you can’t do that, prosecutors say. The 45-year-old woman was arrested March 6 and faces felony theft charges accusing her of a crime that cost the gas station nearly $28,000. Prosecutors say the woman exploited the system over a period of several months. Police learned of the problem in October when the loss prevention manager at Bosselman Enterprises reported that the company’s Pump & Pantry in Lincoln had been scammed. A software glitch was to blame. Investigators determined that one rewards card had been used 510 times to get free gas.