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Philadelphia Man Charged with Stealing Cooking Oil

U.S. Attorney’s Office August 15, 2013
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania (215) 861-8200

An indictment (an indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty) was unsealed today charging Bernard Corbin, 46, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with conspiracy to transport stolen property in interstate commerce and transportation of stolen property in interstate commerce, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges that in 2012, Corbin used a company named Simply Green to steal large quantities of used cooking oil.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years in prison, three years’ supervised release, a fine of up to $500,000, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Ridley Township Police Department, the Bensalem Police Department, the Hilltown Police Department, the Newtown Square Police Department, the Marple Township Police Department, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Media Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David L. Axelrod.

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