NEWS
01/21/2016 13:25 EST | Updated 01/21/2017 00:12 EST

Saskatchewan RCMP make arrest in large-scale crude oil thefts

MAIDSTONE, Sask. — Perhaps he hadn't seen the latest price for oil.

RCMP have a man in custody who is charged in several large-scale crude oil thefts from energy sites in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Mounties say they made an arrest on Tuesday after an investigation that spanned several months.

Bruce Russell Hardy, who is 61 and from Lashburn, Sask., is facing seven counts of theft over $5,000.

Hardy is to appear in a Lloydminster courtroom on Feb. 23.

Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude is now under US$30 a barrel.

The Canadian Press