Ohio scrap players indicted for auto, metal heist scheme

Sep 07, 2012 | 12:10 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrap metal, steel coil, Duffy's Towing, Kram & Kram, metals theft, auto theft, indictments, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Five Ohio men, including a scrapyard owner and auto salvager, are facing a slew of accusations that they stole and scrapped vehicles and other metals, including cargoes of steel.

The 15-count federal indictment alleges that the men trafficked in stolen cars, backhoes and other items through a chop shop and scrapyard. "These defendants collectively represent one of the largest vehicle- and cargo-theft operations in northern Ohio in the last five years," said Stephen D. Anthony, special agent in charge of the Federal....

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