An upstate New York father-son duo are accused of stealing $41,000 worth of chicken wings and selling them on what has been described as the “chicken wing black-market.”
Paul Rojek, 56, and his son Joshua Rojek, 33, were employed as cooks at Syracuse restaurant Twin Trees Too, when they ordered frozen chicken wings from the restaurant’s wholesaler. The duo then picked up the order and sold the wings at a lower price, according to a police report.
This isn’t Paul Rojek’s first run in with the law for food-related crime. Just this September, Rojek promised “he would not commit another crime for at least three years as a condition of his sentence for stealing thousands of dollars of food items from Dominick’s, the restaurant he worked at as a cook,” Syracuse.com reports.
The Rojeks were arrested and charged “with grand larceny and falsifying business records. It couldn’t be determined if they have lawyers,” the AP reports.
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