Two charged in gasoline thefts

March 4, 2013

WAYNESBURG – Waynesburg Borough Police made arrests in two separate cases of the theft of gasoline.

Janna Kay Bedosky, 32, of 622 Sixth St., Mather, and Mark Cameron Good Jr., 27, of 2604 Smith Creek Road, Waynesburg, are charged with unauthorized use of an access device, theft from a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property. Good is also charged with driving on a suspended license for a DUI conviction.

Officer Rob Toth said John D. Higgins of Jay D. Enterprises of 253 E. First St., reported the thefts on Dec. 28. Higgins told Toth that specific gas cards are assigned to each of his company vehicles for use at the Pacific Pride gas station at 829 E. High St. Toth said Higgins provided him with the dates of several unauthorized purchases of fuel made on two of the cards from September through December.

Toth acquired security footage from Jacob’s Petroleum, owners of Pacific Pride and Bedosky is allegedly seen swiping one of the cards on multiple occasions to purchase more than 600 gallons totaling $2,418.35. Good was allegedly caught on tape using the card at Pacific Pride on three dates to purchase a total of $151.26 in fuel.

Bedosky allegedly admitted to Toth that she had taken a gas card out of one of the Jay D. Enterprise trucks without permission. She said she used it on numerous dates to obtain fuel at Pacific Pride. Toth said Bedosky was familiar with an employee of the company but this individual had no knowledge of her taking the card.

Good was a former employee of Jay D. Enterprises. Higgins told Toth that Good was let go from the company in September. The fuel purchases took place on Dec. 2, 9 and 12 using a card that was left inside one of the company trucks. On Dec. 9, Good allegedly used the card to fill the tank of a Jeep Wrangler owned by James Tedrow. Tedrow told Toth that Good offered to fill the tank up in exchange for Tedrow paying half of the price of the gas. On Dec. 10, Good is allegedly caught on tape driving away in a Mazda that he filled with gasoline.

A preliminary hearing for Bedosky is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 12 before Greene County District Judge Lou Dayich and Good’s hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. March 28, also before Dayich.

Tara Kinsell started her career in journalism with the National Geographic Insider Magazine and the Gaithersburg Gazette Newspaper in Montgomery County, Md. Tara has written and photographed sports, features and news stories for the Herald Standard, Greene County Messenger and Albert Gallatin Weekly. She holds degrees in journalism and graphic design from Waynesburg College, now Waynesburg University, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, respectively.

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