Brothers Sold Cooking Oil Stolen From Eateries

Did you ever wonder what happens to all that old cooking oil used by restaurants? These guys didn’t wonder about it. They knew its value because they were in the business of disposing of it. Then they wanted more business so they began stealing it.

Andrew Jeremiah, 78, and his brother, Bruce Jeremiah, 72, of Cranston, Rhode Island, are the owners and operators of Jeremiah Motors Corp., and Removal Services and Green Energy. They have been sentenced to home confinement and probation for selling used cooking oil stolen from restaurants in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The buyer was a processing plant in New Hampshire that converts the slimy stuff into animal feed and biofuel.

The Jeremiah brothers also forfeited $44,730 in cash and a 1984 Ford F700 truck seized from them during the investigation.

A co-defendant who pleaded guilty and will be sentenced at a later date drew up lists of businesses in Rhode Island and Massachusetts where large amounts of used cooking oil could be found. About three times a week, between midnight and 6 a.m., the co-defendant, using a truck registered to Jeremiah Motors, visited those businesses and others and, without permission from the businesses, pumped the used cooking oil into a storage tank on the truck.

The used cooking oil was taken to the industrial facility operated by the Jeremiah brothers. From there the used oil was transferred to tanker trucks sent from New Hampshire. Load size ranged from 2,000 to 7,000 gallons of used vegetable oil per trip. More than 200,000 gallons were stolen and sold to the New Hampshire processing plant.


Horse Trainer Admits He Rigged Races

Something wasn’t right at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pennsylvania. Now we know what it was.

David J. Wells, a 50-year-old trainer, has pleaded guilty to fixing races by administering drugs to horses on race day. The offense is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Sentencing is coming up pending a pre-sentence investigation report.

The official clocker at Penn National was also part of the shenanigans. Daniel Robertson was indicted on wire fraud charges in November 2013 and pleaded guilty on July 22, 2014.

The criminal activity took place from 2008 to 2012.

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