SC scrapyard busted for copper buys: police

Jan 31, 2013 | 04:13 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  copper theft, copper, scrapyards, scrap, metals theft, John Long, Carl Jackson Jennings, Linda Lee Richey Greenwood

NEW YORK — South Carolina recycler Highway 34 Recycling has had its license to purchase nonferrous materials suspended after a six-month investigation, according to Sgt. John Long of the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office. The company allegedly violated state law by not requesting permits or identification from sellers.

South Carolina requires anyone wishing to sell nonferrous scrap to present an identification card and state-issued seller’s permit before entering into any transactions. Secondary recyclers must copy and maintain records of those documents for at least two years.....

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