Note: I am not encouraging, promoting or suggesting the theft of gasoline!!!
Whilst reading the thread about sanwich boards and gas theft (HERE) , it occured to me: couldn’t someone just put on a fake license plate, go get the gas, and drive off without paying? The cameras capture the license plate number, but if it didn’t match it would be of no use. Hell, a dastardly criminal could even stick the fake plate on OVER his regular plate with double-sided tape, then pull into a secluded area after stealing the gas and take the plate off, driving away without incident.
I personally would not try this: my vehicle, a customized 4Runner with many exterior modifications, is far too distinctive, but someone driving a nondescript car would be harder to catch.
Is said scheme frequently attempted, or does this fall into the ‘Skycrane’ category of foolhardy crime?