The Grease Heist
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What happens to used cooking oil after restaurants have finished with it? 

A criminal syndicate has developed a sophisticated scheme to steal the grease from Capital Region eateries and sell it on the black market. On this episode of The Eagle, reporter Pete DeMola talks about his investigation into the claims of a Buffalo-based oil recycling outfit that estimates the string of recent thefts are costing them $300,000 per week.

Also on this episode, reporter Massarah Mikati discusses her profile of two Schenectady women who lost a loved one to gun violence.

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