Truck Driver Pleads Guilty In Rhode Island Cooking Oil Scheme
One thing you would not think that could make you a lot of money is now a precious commodity. Used Cooking Oil.
A local trucking company is in a lot of trouble after trying to be slippery with the slippery substance. The scheme now making national headlines was to steal $430,000 worth of used cooking oil from hundreds of restaurants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to sell in New Hampshire.
According to WBZ-TV, Anthony Simone Sr. pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Providence. The charges consist of conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen property and the two brothers who owned the truck face the same charges.
The suspect would drive a truck to the restaurants between midnight and 6 a.m. and pump used cooking oil into a tank inside the truck. Later, they would sell it to a New Hampshire business that uses it for animal feed and biofuel.
Not a get rich and stay clean type of crime for sure.