Man Sentenced For Oil Theft Scheme

(Watford City, ND) — One of four men arrested in a Watford City oil theft scheme has been sentenced. Mark McGregor is accused of helping transport and store the stolen oil, and pleaded guilty to theft conspiracy and dealing in stolen goods. A judge has sentenced him to four years in prison, and ordered McGregor to pay 200-thousand dollars in restitution, on top of one-thousand-and-twenty-five dollars in court fees and fines. The theft ring reportedly stole over two-point-four-million dollars worth of oil.

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