Theft and Reward Program
The Ohio Oil & Gas Association (“OOGA”) offers a reward of up to $4,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of any person for the commission of felony theft or felonious malicious destruction of properties with respect to the property of any OOGA member who is a participant in the OOGA Theft Prevention Program. The determination of the extent of any reward shall be made entirely by OOGA, in its sole discretion, based upon its evaluation of any factors that it may deem pertinent, including, but not limited to, the following: the difficulty in apprehending the perpetrator; the extent of the personal involvement of, and risk to, the reward claimant in the apprehension of the perpetrator; the gravity of the offense; and whether or not a conviction was ultimately secured. If more than one person aids in the apprehension of a perpetrator of felony theft or felonious malicious destruction of properties, or submits information leading to the arrest and indictment of any such person, OOGA shall be the sole judge as to the apportionment of the reward between such multiple claimants.
No person employed as a public law enforcement officer, private security agent, night watchman, or in any similar capacity shall be eligible for this reward if such person, in performing the services for which he claims this reward, was acting within the scope of his employment. OOGA shall be the sole judge as to whether a claimant is ineligible because he acted pursuant to a pre-existing duty to a program participant, to OOGA, or to the public.
To be a participant in OOGA’s Theft Prevention Program, an OOGA member must have purchased the appropriate theft signs from OOGA and must have displayed such signs on its property located in the State of Ohio. OOGA shall not pay any reward where the felony theft or felonious destruction of property occurred with respect to the property of any OOGA member who has either failed to pay for or to display the appropriate theft signs, or both, or with respect to the property of someone other than an OOGA member.
OOGA reserves the right to modify and/or to cancel this reward program at any time. The publication of this OOGA Theft Reward Policy is intended as a revocation of any prior OOGA theft reward offers.