‘Fry crooks’ heist waste oil as value skyrockets

‘Fry crooks’ heist waste oil as value skyrockets

ARLINGTON WASH. —As prices paid for used grease and cooking oil rise along with their reuse for lucrative biofuels, restaurants are being victimized increasingly by thefts of what once were waste products they had to pay to have hauled away. And as the price of oil continues to skyrocket, food-service operators and consultants expect more heists by fry crooks.

Nick Damianidis, whose family has owned Olympia Pizza &

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