scrap metal theft

7:32 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Governor Snyder Signs Bills to Crack Down on Metal Theft

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Provisions are designed to discourage quick-fixes for criminals, and provide a paper trail for investigations
LANSING, MI -- Michigan law enforcement officers and prosecutors will have new tools to fight metal thieves under bipartisan legislation signed into law Thursday by Gov. Rick Snyder. The new law, years in the making, caps direct cash transactions for metal at $25 and requires scrap yards to mail payments to an address provided by the seller of commonly stolen items: catalytic converters, air conditioners and copper wiring.