Dad-Son Duo Busted in $41K Chicken Wing Caper

Pair pilfered scads of wings from restaurant where they worked: Cops
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2015 2:15 PM CST
This Jan. 31, 2013 file photo shows James Howard mixing sauce with chicken wings at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY, the birthplace of the Buffalo-style chicken wing.   (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Mark Mulville, file)

(Newser) – It's a crime of some passion in Syracuse, just down the road from the birthplace of the Buffalo chicken wing: Father and son Paul Rojek and Joshua Rojek stand accused of pilfering a squawk-worthy $41,000 worth of wings from the restaurant where they worked, and as the Post-Standard reports, they apparently managed to do it in a 10-month spree that ended in late November with criminal charges. Police say the Rojeks billed the wings to the business account of the Twin Trees Two Restaurant, picked them up from the supplier, then sold them on the street and on the side to other restaurants at slashed prices, pocketing the proceeds. They're charged with third-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records. It's allegedly not the first time they pulled the caper, reports CNYCentral: They were charged last year with stealing chicken wings from another restaurant.

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