'Green' fuels inspire thieves to go after restaurants

Biodiesel's increased popularity drives up thefts of used cooking oil, costing restaurants and collectors thousands


By Sandy Bauers
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — The thieves had pulled a white van up to the back of the snazzy Chestnut Street restaurant Buddakan.

Were they stealing cash, or the giant golden Buddha? A stash of the popular "dip sum" doughnuts?

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