Someone has been stealing used cooking oil from Bojangles, a manager told police Monday.
Bojangles, 1014 Edgefield Road, has a contract with Griffin Industries for the company to pick up the restaurant’s used cooking oil. The company gave the restaurant a large metal container with a lock, but over the past few months, the oil has been stolen and the lock removed, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report.
Griffin Industries gave the restaurant a new container and lock last month, but on Monday morning the manager noticed that the lock was missing. An employee stated that she saw a man with a white work truck with “rusty” metal containers on the back remove the oil with a hose, but thought the man was with Griffin Industries.
An employee with Griffin Industries told police that the used cooking oil could be used as biodiesel or sold to recycling centers, according to the report.
The used cooking oil was valued at $1,200.