Wednesday, August 18, 2010

East Boston fuel storage victimized by scam

If gasoline in 55 gallon barrels can be transported this easily by a regular run-of-the-mill van and transported through the Sumner Tunnel, then we are really in for big trouble.
Douglas Noble and his wife, Amy, are accused of a scam in which Douglas allegedly stole gasoline from an East Boston fuel storage depot where he worked and the couple sold it from their home on Beaver Street. A joint state and local investigation broke up the operation.

According to police, one of the Nobles’ customers was Dana Olson, a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Public Works, according to the town website. Police said that she and another woman, Ann Goodreau of Brockton, were seen on video buying fuel in the Nobles’ driveway, and they have been charged with receiving stolen property.