Authorities said a father and son stole more than $40,000 worth of chicken wings from a New York restaurant where they worked and sold them on the street or to other businesses.
The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office said 56-year-old Paul Rojek and 33-year-old Joshua Rojek, both of Syracuse, were caught stealing wings from the Twin Trees Too Restaurant in Syracuse.
Deputies said both men were employed as cooks when they placed numerous chicken wing orders with the restaurant's wholesaler. Officials said the Rojeks would later pick up the orders and resell them at a reduced price.
The men billed about $41,000 worth of wing orders to the restaurant's account between last February and Nov. 21, deputies said.
Both have been charged with grand larceny and falsifying business records. It wasn't immediately clear if either man had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.