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Out of the Fryer and Into the Blotter

Tredyffrin Police search for suspects as a national crime trend hits here...again.

Tredyffrin Police are investigating a case of theft involving a container of used cooking oil.

Police were called to the Gateway Shopping Center at 3:23 p.m. on Friday, January 4 when a restaurant reported the theft of used cooking oil from a waste container behind the building. The value of the used oil and the damaged lock is approximately $250.00.

Who would want it?

Used cooking oil is a hot commodity, especially in the face of high gas prices. Back in March 2012, USA today ran a feature article on the slimy stuff and its value as a biodiesel fuel and use in some animal feeds. At the time the article says used cooking oil was selling for 15 cents per pound.

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Spano Tarlecki January 20, 2013 at 06:09 PM
if the oil was discarded - would that be declared as stealing?
MR Campoloz March 03, 2013 at 06:08 AM
Usually when you lock something up and someone else damages the lock to get to it and removes it without your permission, Yes that would be stealing

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