One Life To Live alum Forbes March is arrested on grand larceny charges over allegations he stole used cooking oil
Actor Forbes March has been charged with grand larceny in connection with allegations that he stole used cooking oil from a restaurant. The 49-year-old actor was arrested on March 2 in Hudson County, New York in connection with the alleged theft of the oil, which police said was valued at more than $1,000, according to Deadline. Ulster police said the actor, who was born in England and raised in Canada, and a man named Oscar Guardado, 30, stole the oil from a storage container via siphoning from an organization called Buffalo Biodiesel, which collects used cooking oil from restaurants in 12 states.
The container was behind the Michael’s Diner restaurant, authorities said. March most famously played the role of Nash Brennan in 208 episodes of One Life to Live from 2005-2008. March — who has also worked on shows like As the World Turns, Mutant X and All My Children — and Guardado were both released after being arrested, police told the outlet. Both men are scheduled to appear in Ulster City Court to face expected charges of fourth-degree grand larceny.
Theft of waste oil, which can be used in making biofuels, has exploded in recent years in the northeastern US due to rising fuel costs. Sumit Majumdar, president of Buffalo Biodiesel, said last November that the number of oil thefts has skyrocketed in recent years, KTLA reported. “It destroys a third of our trade,” Majumdar said. “To put that in numbers, $10 million to $15 million a year.”
March is the owner of a company called The New York Firewood Company, which supplies home and restaurant firewood from his “small ranch in the Catskills, 10 minutes from the old Woodstock site,” according to the company’s site. The company said, “We currently deliver 4 days a week throughout Central and Northern NJ from Mahwah, South to the Staten Island line, and once every 2-3 weeks to Monmouth, Burlington, Ocean and Camden Counties. In New York, we deliver to Rockland, Putnam, Westchester, Bronx, Queens, Richmond and Nassau counties.”
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