Not only do they not make Biodiesel and lie to the world about producing biodiesel but they also steal grease from anywhere they can!! They have been busted for stealing oil all over SC by large rendering companies like Valley Proteins, Griffin Industries, Grease Guard, Allied and others. Now they have left their home of SC to steal from other states too. I guess if nobody knows who you are it is easier to steal.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- People steal small, seemingly worthless
things. Police are saying you can now add used cooking oil to that
list. Saturday a man was seen funneling grease from the deposit behind
Rogue Tavern. The restaurant dumps its used grease into the
dumpster-like container to be picked up by Hide & Tallow. The man
was driving a truck licensed by Coastal Biodiesel. "I asked one of the
cops what was going on, and they told me they were trying to steal
grease, and that it was kind of a prevalent thing," says Jake Davidson,
General Manager of Rogue Tavern.
It may seem a little odd to be
stealing used cooking grease, but there's actually a lot of money to be
made in the dirty, smelly goo. "You can render it down and make it into
many different products, or you can recycle, clean it, and re-sell it
again. You're looking at about $1.50-2.00 a gallon," says Davidson.
suspect was caught when, according to Davidson, two employees of Hide
& Tallow tailed him for several miles. They had heard about
suspected grease thefts in the area. They say the man made several
stops at places that were not contracted by Hide & Tallow, so they
took no action. When he stopped at Rogue, a company that IS a client of
Hide & Tallow, they blocked the man in the back alley and called
An employee of the Coastal Biodiesel tells CBS 42 the man
that was arrested is one of their drivers, and they will take no
further action until having a chance to speak with him. They also say
he has been released from police custody.