AG: Centennial business defrauded GJ restaurants
Two people from Centennial-based Pro Grease Trap Services have been indicted by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office on suspicion they failed to fully empty grease traps at Grand Junction restaurants and misrepresented their grease hauling operations to Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Frank Brandse, 42, and Erica Wicklund-Brandse, 43, both of Centennial, have been indicted on six counts including theft, forgery, forging checks, computer crime and two counts of attempting to influence a public servant.
According to the indictment, the duo is accused of failing to disclose grease-hauling operations they had been cited for to the Littleton Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department.
Restaurants listed in the indictment that were allegedly defrauded include Chili’s Bar and Grill, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Red Robin and Regal Facility Management.
If convicted, the two could each face up to six years in prison and face fines of up to $500,000, according to the Attorney General’s Office.