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Karlee Zach of Riverton, Wyo., fills up her vehicle at Simonson's North in Dickinson on Tuesday. Gas drive-offs have become such an issue that some stations have instituted a prepay-only policy.

Police: Gas drive-offs common in Dickinson

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Before it instituted a prepay-only policy in June 2011, the employees of the Cenex station in Killdeer suffered enough gas drive-offs that they started to feel bad alerting the police to them.


"(The customers) wouldn't necessarily do it with malicious intent, but just forget (to pay)," said manager Michael Maurer. "We have our camera systems track them down."

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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