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Tampa man busted on ‘bladder truck’ scam

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A Tampa man was charged with filling an unlawful “bladder truck” with fuel illegally purchased with counterfeit credit cards.

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam‘s office announced the arrest Wednesday.

A “bladder truck” is a vehicle that has been retrofitted with hidden tanks that hold high volumes of fuel.

Rigler Ramirez Cuenca, 33, was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail on one count of unlawful conveyance of fuel, a third degree felony, and he will face charges for credit card crimes, according to a press release.

The bust was made by investigators with Putnam’s Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement.

Investigators observed Cuenca illegally pumping the fuel into the “bladder” concealed in his truck bed.

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