Accused of theft of gasoline: Petro-Canada withdrew its complaint against one of its customers

News 12 July, 2017
  • QMI agency

    Wednesday, 12 July, 2017 15:18

    Wednesday, 12 July, 2017 15:18

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    TERREBONNE – Shortly after the public release of a young man who might be accused of stealing gasoline – while he had indeed paid his bill –, Petro-Canada said Wednesday to TVA News that the company had withdrawn its complaint against that customer.

    A note will be added to the folder Mikaël Bélec, already sent to the Director of criminal and penal prosecutions (DPCP), indicating that the merchant has withdrawn his complaint.

    Charges could still be laid against the 24-year old man, who had told his story to relatively to the theft of less than $5,000.

    Last Friday, Mikaël Bélec had gone to put petrol in a station Petro-Canada in the sector of Lachenaie, Terrebonne, in Lanaudière.

    Noting quickly that its portfolio was not in his pockets, Mikaël Bélec had stopped the pump at an amount of 10,24 $.

    The young man had entered the gas station and had informed the cashier of the situation.

    Mr. Bélec had left several details and data on him, filled out a sheet explaining what had happened, while promising to return to pay in a maximum of four hours, because he had to return to work.

    As promised, the young man returned three hours later to pay his fuel bill in this branch of Petro-Canada.

    It was then that he was informed that a complaint had been filed against him, that his cell had been seized by the police and that he had to find a lawyer.

    “At that time, I felt like a criminal and I am not one,” said the young man, in an interview with TVA News.