Video: Cheap gas leads to arrest

updated 1/21/2008 8:22:48 PM ET 2008-01-22T01:22:48

For people in a West Virginia community, Madeline Jordan may have been the right person to know.

She worked at a gas station — where, police say, she would re-set the price at the pumps every Sunday morning, and sell gasoline to family and friends for just a tenth of a penny per gallon.

The owner of the station says he noticed a significant drop in his income, and found receipts that listed the deeply discounted rate.

Jordan is accused of defrauding her boss out of nearly $50,000 over the course of several months.

Also under arrest: Her mother, her brother, a cousin and two others. They were arrested after police set up a sting operation at the station in South Charleston.

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