Forrest County man allegedly stole $50K in gas and sold it to his friends

FORREST CO, MS (WDAM)-A 56 year old Forrest County man is in jail, charged with embezzling 50,000 dollars worth of gasoline from Pine Belt Oil Company.

Lonnie Rouse of the Dixie community was arrested by MBI agents Monday, following months of investigations.  Officials say Rouse was a fuel truck driver for Pine Belt Oil and would overfill his truck...then sell the excess gas to friends and neighbors for 20 dollars a tank.  Officials say Rouse carried out his illegal scheme for several years.  Some of his friends and neighbors are expected to testify against him.  Rouse will make his initial court appearance Wednesday.

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