California probe targets scrap operations

Dec 29, 2011 | 11:10 AM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrap metal, Performance Metals, Jenipher Maggard, Michele Walden, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Two people affiliated with recycling operations and an unlicensed scrap dealer in California were arrested after police were tipped off that large quantities of stolen metal allegedly were being "fenced."

Roseville Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit said it is investigating several scrap dealers allegedly purchasing crudely sawed-off catalytic converters, copper wire and other nonferrous metals. ....

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