ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Thieves are making big money stealing from unsuspecting restaurants selling their used cooking oil on the black market.
“It’s really professional,” said Manager of Shogun Lou Sulindro.
Criminals have turned oil into biodiesel at unsuspecting spots from Scotia to Hudson like La Fiesta, Tengu Asian Bistro and Shogun.
“I don’t know how they can steal it, what equipment they use to steal the oil,” Sulindro said.
The Shogun manager said there’s no financial impact for them, but it’s costing companies that remove the oil, like Buffalo Biodiesel, millions of dollars.
“We’re in a position where we’re