New York: A father-son duo in the US has been charged for stealing chicken wings worth more than USD 40,000 from a New York restaurant where they worked.
Paul Rojek, 56, and Joshua Rojek, 33, were both employed as cooks at the Twin Trees Too Restaurant in Syracuse, New York. Now, the restaurant has accused the cooks of reselling the chicken wings on the street at a discount price.
Sheriff's office spokesman Jon Seeber said Paul and Joshua billed approximately USD 41,000 of chicken-wing orders to the Twin Trees Two restaurant's business account between February and late November.
The pair had placed orders to the establishment's wholesaler before destroying the reciepts.
The pair would pick up the orders and re-sell them on the street or to other local establishments for a reduced price. They would later destroy and withhold the sales transactions receipts for those orders, Seeber said.
They're facing charges including grand larceny in the third degree and falsifying business records in the first degree. They have appeared in court where a judge set their bail at USD 2,500 cash or bond.
This is not the first time the two have been accused of stealing chicken wings. The Onondaga County Sheriffs' Office said that they were also arrested back in 2014 for allegedly stealing wings from another restaurant, media reports said.