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NY pair accused of stealing used cooking oil from behind Sussex County business

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A pair of New York men were arrested on Monday after police said they stole cooking oil from the back of a business in Byram Township.

On May 2, an officer was conducting a property check of the ShopRite plaza, when the officer observed a van occupied by two individuals parked behind Empire Buffet, police said.

After speaking to the driver, Zachary Tyler Layton, and passenger, Jose V. Nunez Genao, both of Yonkers, NY, police determined that the pair stole used cooking oil from a Buffalo Biodiesel Inc. container located behind Empire Buffet, police said.

Police say the used cooking oil can be re-sold as biodiesel fuel.

Layton and Nunez Genao were arrested and charged with theft, conspiracy, criminal attempt and possession of burglary tools. Both were lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a Sussex County Superior Court appearance, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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