Gallery: Thieves Across the US Create a Black Market for Used Cooking G...


There’s a new hot commodity on the black market these days and you’d never guess what it is. It seems thieves across the country are cashing in by stealing used cooking oil from the back alleys behind restaurants, and reselling it to recyclers who then process it and sell the processed biodiesel to someone in the transportation industry. You’d think someone would start cracking down on these petty green criminals, but it seems police departments across the country are turning a blind eye to the unlawful acts. Classified as a misdemeanor in some areas, cops can’t charge the criminals with much more than a fine. In other places, however, some used cooking oil thieves are getting a much larger punishment.

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1 Comment

  1. Used-Cooking-Oil July 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Stealing Used Cooking Oil is more than just taking unwanted grease, its theft. Don’t take a restaurants WVO!

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