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Serial fuel thief busted after five drive-offs

REFUSING to pay for fuel has left a River Heads man needing to pump out nearly $1000.

Appearing in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court Travis Martti Geiger, 25, pleaded guilty to stealing fuel on five separate occasions.

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On October 5, Geiger stole $40 of fuel, $50 on October 8, $50 on October 12, $57.02 on October 17 and another $50 on October 19.

Geiger was ordered to pay the money back to each respective fuel station as well as a $600 fine.