Forbes March, former soap actor who had stents One Life To Live, All My Children and As the world spinswas arrested earlier this month in Hudson County, New York and charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing used cooking oil from a diner.
According to the Ulster Police Department, the cooking oil has an estimated value of more than $1,000 and was allegedly siphoned from a storage container owned by a company called Buffalo Biodiesel in March and by a second man, Oscar Guardado. The tank was located behind Michael’s Diner, an Ulster restaurant.
The two men, who were released after their arrests, are expected to face fourth-degree grand larceny charges at a later date in Ulster City Court.
Used cooking oil can be used to make biofuel and theft has been on the rise in the North East in recent years as fuel prices have risen. Sumit Majumdar, president of Buffalo Biodiesel, said in an interview last year that the thefts had cost his company millions of dollars. “It’s a balloon,” he said. “It destroys a third of our business. To put it in numbers: 10-15 million dollars a year.”
Buffalo Biodiesel collects used cooking oil from thousands of restaurants in 12 states for biofuel processing.
According to the Ulster Police Department, March and Guardado were arrested on March 2 after police were called to Michael’s Diner for a report of two men leaking used oil from a container on the diner’s property.
March owns and operates a wood hauling company based out of his farm in the Catskill Mountains. New York Firewood Company supplies firewood for restaurants and private residences.
March was a popular and busy actor on daytime soaps, beginning with his role as Scott Chandler on ABC before retiring from acting. All My Children In 1999, he played the role of Nash Brennan on ABC One Life to Live from 2005-08 and Mason Jarvis on CBS As the world spins In 2009.
His other television credits include Canadian sci-fi series Mutant X, Degrassi: The Next Generation and a 2010 TV movie Degrassi takes over Manhattan.