Thieves Stealing Fry Grease

1 decade 1 year 4 months ago Sunday, July 15 2007 Jul 15, 2007 Sunday, July 15, 2007 5:48:26 AM CDT July 15, 2007 in News
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SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Some new thieves are at work in the Springfield area. But these thieves aren't after your money or jewels. They want your grease. Al Cuellar of San Antonio, is a security worker for Griffin Industries. The Kentucky-based company specializes in rendering used fry grease and reselling it as a commodity. He says the value of grease, which can be used in animal feed, wax and cosmetics, has risen lately, prompting bandits to loot the Griffin-owned waste containers behind restaurants. Cuellar says thieves make off with hundreds of pounds at a shot and can sell the waste for about 15 cents a pound to other renderers. He's visiting law enforcement to alert them to the problem. But Springfield police say they haven't seen much of an increase in grease thefts.

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