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Realtor Made Thousands by Illegally Selling Restaurant Grease, Sources Say
DNAinfo ^ | August 28, 2013 | Meredith Hoffman and James Fanelli

Posted on 08/28/2013 1:49:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A real estate broker was arrested Wednesday after using a phony license to collect and sell thousands of gallons of used restaurant grease, sources told DNAinfo New York.

Seon Intrator, 45, allegedly bought used grease from fast food restaurants in Williamsburg, Bushwick and Flushing, Queens, and then sold it to waste transfer stations for four times the price — while flashing a fake waste hauling license at the shopkeepers, authorities said.

Intrator was arrested Wednesday morning by the NYPD Organized Crime Investigations Division and Business Integrity Commission investigators and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Sources told DNAinfo Intrator sold up to 1,000 gallons of grease each week from March until June.

She allegedly convinced the eateries to sell her their waste for just $1 a gallon, and then sold it for $3 or $4 per gallon to waste stations, which use the grease to make ethanol and other products. Intrator even bought a 14-foot box truck for $10,000 to haul about 250 gallons at a time, sources said.

“Brazen tactics like these show what the good actors are up against," said Shari C. Hyman, the commissioner of the Business Integrity Commission. "We are happy to be partnering with legitimate industry business to keep their marketplace level and competitive."

Sources said the eateries all thought Intrator had a license, but a certified waste hauler who was losing business to Intrator noticed she had the wrong type of license plates so sent a tip to the Business Integrity Commission.

The agency then conducted a sting and caught her in the act at a Checkers restaurant in Williamsburg, sources said.

Intrator, who had allegedly been struggling to turn a profit in her real estate job, targeted North Brooklyn because of the high concentration of restaurants, Hyman said, noting that grease banditry "happens more often than people would imagine" because of the liquid's value. There are about 20,000 restaurants in New York City and 15,000 of those produce grease.

Intrator was awaiting arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court Wednesday afternoon.

Edelweiss Enterprise Property, the brokerage where Intrator works, did not immediately answer calls requesting comment.


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1 posted on 08/28/2013 1:49:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
In a sane world, you wouldn't have to have a license to buy and sell waste grease. Land of the free, my fuzzy arse.

/johnny

2 posted on 08/28/2013 1:52:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway
"We are happy to be partnering with legitimate industry business to keep their marketplace level and competitive."

A government authorized monopoly; pay your heavy taxes ahead of time, and then go haul the materials to a location which will then get paid tax money to turn it into ethanol.

Gotta love government thinking.

3 posted on 08/28/2013 1:53:30 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: nickcarraway

“There are about 20,000 restaurants in New York City and 15,000 of those produce grease.”

At the other 5.000, you just eat the grease.


4 posted on 08/28/2013 1:53:54 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway

Grease is the word!


5 posted on 08/28/2013 1:53:57 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: kingu

The guy didn’t grease the right palms first.


6 posted on 08/28/2013 1:55:21 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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7 posted on 08/28/2013 1:55:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: nickcarraway

The big-government/big-corporate criminal complex does not tolerate competition from the unwashed peasants.


8 posted on 08/28/2013 2:02:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: nickcarraway

She bought a product at an agreed-upon price and then sold it at an agreed-upon price.

She’s a monster!


9 posted on 08/28/2013 2:10:40 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: nickcarraway
Thanks NC....I don't know anything about this but don't you make diesel out of grease not ethanol and secondly what does the price she paid for it matter? ...Man journalism school must be easy...
10 posted on 08/28/2013 2:11:11 PM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: nickcarraway

A license to get rid of reisidual waste? Jeeez, do you need a license to pick up your dog’s poop?


11 posted on 08/28/2013 2:15:41 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: nickcarraway

So she collected a finders fee for relieving these restaurants of the burden of transporting the waste grease to the recycling stations themselves. How tragic!


12 posted on 08/28/2013 2:39:44 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dagnabitt

“Brazen tactics”!


13 posted on 08/28/2013 2:45:54 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: nickcarraway
a fake waste hauling license

Waste hauling license? WTF????

14 posted on 08/28/2013 3:29:30 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: virgil283

Right. Ethanol is made from sugars, not lipids.

You can do a simple home conversion of used restaurant grease and produce diesel to run your car. The process uses methanol, which is possibly where the writer’s confusion arose.


15 posted on 08/28/2013 3:49:29 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: nickcarraway

Reselling at $4.00 a gallon? They might as well just buy diesel, home heating oil or kerosene wholesale and avoid all the processing. There must be a bug subsidy and a captive market selling to government entities, because that number for used fryer grease is just not workable in the real world, ie the private sector.


16 posted on 08/28/2013 3:54:59 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Bug = big


17 posted on 08/28/2013 3:55:48 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: kingu
“Brazen tactics like these show what the good actors are up against,” said Shari C. Hyman, the commissioner of the Business Integrity Commission. “We are happy to be partnering with legitimate industry business to keep their marketplace level and competitive.”

Sources said the eateries all thought Intrator had a license, but a certified waste hauler who was losing business to Intrator noticed she had the wrong type of license plates so sent a tip to the Business Integrity Commission.

The agency then conducted a sting and caught her in the act at a Checkers restaurant in Williamsburg, sources said.

Hmmmmn.

Mob/Union connections => SHE didn't bribe (er, pay) US (corrupt democrat government AND corrupt Union AND the Mob - as if there were any difference) to carry away THEIR scum and garbage.

18 posted on 08/28/2013 4:01:59 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
the commissioner of the Business Integrity Commission

She was singin' Don't turn around, uh-oh. Der Kommissar's in town, uh-oh

19 posted on 08/28/2013 4:06:18 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: nickcarraway

“Simpsons Did It!”


20 posted on 08/28/2013 4:31:12 PM PDT by kaktuskid
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