Officers from the anti-fraud unit of the Israel Police and the Military Police
on Wednesday arrested 17 people, including a number of soldiers, accused of
running a large-scale scam that stole hundreds of dalkan (“automatic gas tank
Police said the value of the devices, stolen mainly
from military vehicles, is in the millions of shekels.
The suspects, who
were arrested following an undercover investigation, potentially face charges of
fraud, theft, breaking and entering and counterfeiting.
On Wednesday, the
Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court extended the suspects’ remands by four
The arrests came the day after Tel Aviv police arrested a career
soldier suspected of supplying material to the main suspects in the attempted
bombing of a city supermarket in mid-March.