Filling Station Worker in Trouble as Lady Buys Fuel of N19,700 and Runs away Without Paying

Filling Station Worker in Trouble as Lady Buys Fuel of N19,700 and Runs away Without Paying

  • A social media user took to Twitter to share details on an incident involving a woman skipping out on paying her petrol bill
  • The bill amounted to R733,10 (N19,700) and the driver of the silver/grey Ford Fiesta said she forgot her wallet at home and never returned to rectify the issue
  • The money now needs to be deducted from the petrol attendant’s salary much to the frustration of many people

South African netizens were appalled to learn about a woman who skipped out on paying her petrol bill after a recent visit to the petrol filling station.

Her dishonesty has not only disappointed many but has also cost the petrol attendant that assisted her a large chunk of his next salary.

Reactions as lady runs away after buying fuel of N19k
A petrol attendant will suffer an unforeseen salary cut after a woman skipped out on paying her N19k bill. Image: @nomashishini/Twitter and Stock Image/Getty Images
Source: Twitter

Online user @nomashishini shared details of the incident on a Twitter post, revealing that the woman in question had said she forgot her wallet home when it was time to pay the R733,10 (N19, 700) bill.

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“A lady driving Silver/grey Ford Fiesta ref: DV99XBGP went to shell garage New road Midrand poured petrol worth R733.10 (N19, 700)when it was time to pay she said she forgot her wallet. She never went back to pay. She must go pay the money that was deducted on the petrol attendant’s salary,” the tweet reads.

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Social media reactions

People were quick to respond to the post with their views and comments. Some expressed their disappointment in the woman and others shared suggestions on how the situation should be handled.

@MTariqpossible reacted:

“Go to the police open a case of theft then go to the traffic Dept and get her information and go to her workplace you will see how quickly you get that money and let her sort the case of theft out.”

@Dus_Tee_ said:

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“I will look for her tomorrow morning. Remind me.”

@MduNdabaZulu commented:

“You know the meaning of Theft? So if you eat at the restaurant and do not pay you cannot be arrested. It is not theft, it is failing to pay your bill.”

@AvrilVander wrote:

“I am in contact with Shell, New Road, and am making the arrangements to pay the bill plus a tip for the attendant.”

@lucky_mzamani replied:

“We have cruel people out there, with the info like the Reg. No, a Filling station can open a criminal case against the owner rather than deducting the already little salary.”

Kind fuel attendant rewarded with 8 years worth of his salary

Meanwhile, previously reported that a filling station worker who paid for a woman's fuel had been rewarded with 8 years worth of his salary.

Nkosikho Mbele who happened to be the attendant on duty had first begun wiping the lady's car screen before rendering the service she requested.

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It was when Mbele wanted to fill her car that Monet discovered she had forgotten her card at home.

The 28-year-old petrol attendant then stepped in with a solution. He offered to pay for her fuel with his card with the promise that Monet would return it when next she stopped by. He then went on to fill her car after paying R100 (₦ 2,750.98) with his card.


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