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Donation Thief Steals Again While Out of Jail

Last Updated: August 31, 2011 7:15:05 am
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Jeff Inabnit

Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Already accused of stealing a donation jar, a Lawrenceburg man is back behind bars for allegedly stealing gasoline.


Jeff Inabnit, 35, had been arrested August 4 for swiping a donation jar containing change from Dunkin Donuts on U.S. 50. The donations were for Dearborn County P.A.W.S., an animal welfare group.


Inabnit bonded out of jail for $500 on August 16.


He had not learned his lesson about stealing, however. The very next day Inabnit was arrested again; this time for driving off without paying for $42.71 in gas at the UDF Mobile station on U.S. 50.


“Inabnit lied to (investigators) during his initial contact and stated he paid $10.00 for the fuel. (The investigator) was advised by the store manager that Inabnit never entered the store,” according to a probable cause affidavit written by Lawrenceburg Police.


It may not have been Inabnit’s first time stealing fuel. Detectives received information alleging he told others he had stolen gas from the UDF Mobile before.


“…Inabnit was bragging about committing multiple thefts of gas and knew how to do it without getting caught,” the affidavit read.


Apparently not.


Inabnit - who claimed on a Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department prisoner booking record that he does not work because he is disabled - was once again held at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center. This time prosecutors are seeking to revoke his bond.


He now has a new charge of Theft in connection with the stolen gasoline carrying a $10,000 bond.


A woman who was with Inabnit during the UDF drive-off, Amy Fuller, is also charged. The 31-year-old had a child with her as she entered the store as Inabnit pumped the stolen gas, but did not pay. She told police she was the person behind the wheel as they drove off.




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