Man accused of using device to steal over 400 gallons of gas in Fort Myers

Reynaldo Garcia-Silva, 40. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office

A man arrested early Friday morning is accused of using a special device to steal gas from the pumps at a 7-Eleven off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers.

According to the Fort Myers Police Department, 40-year-old Reynaldo Garcia-Silva, of Golden Gate, was arrested at around 4 a.m.

On Thursday night, around 9 p.m., Garcia-Silva is said by the station’s loss prevention specialist to have used a device known as a pulsar manipulator to pay $10 at the pump and obtain 350 gallons of gas in return. On paying another $10, he was able to get another 103 gallons.

He faces charges of larceny (petit theft), property crimes (modifying computer equipment without authorization), a moving traffic violation (driving with a suspended/revoked license) and fraud (obtaining fuel by fraud or unauthorized access to a computer network).

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