Hector Castrol-Espinal, 23, was charged with five counts of petty larceny and is scheduled to be arraigned in Central Islip later this month.
Police said Castrol-Espinal stole oil from the restaurant and hauled it onto a rented truck and then resold the oil.
After a monthslong investigation officials say Castrol-Espinal siphoned oil on January 24, January 31, and February 10, February 18, and March 23 of this year.
Below are photos from surveillance cameras showing Castol-Espinal allegedly loading rental vehicles with oil.
January 24th, 2023 (Suffolk County Police)
February 10th, 2023 (Suffolk County Police )
February 18th, 2023 (Suffolk County Police )
March 23rd, 2023 (Suffolk County Police )
Police believe more businesses have been targeted.
Suffolk County police urges anyone that thinks they might have been a victim of this crime, to file a police report, by calling 631-852-COPS.