A 61-year old man from Lashburn, Saskatchewan has been arrested after a months-long investigation by RCMP into large-scale crude oil thefts.
The North Battleford Provincial General Investigation Section, in conjunction with the Maidstone RCMP Detachment as well as several other RCMP Detachments were involved.
The crude oil was stolen from the Maidstone, Lloydminster, Cutknife, and Kitscoty, Alberta areas.
On January 19, 2016, police arrested Bruce Russell Hardy who is charged with seven counts of Theft Over $5000, contrary to Section 334 Criminal Code
He is scheduled for his first appearance in court on February 23 in Lloydminster Provincial Court.