Green Bay scrap dealers may have to list transactions

Jul 12, 2013 | 12:45 PM | Rey Mashayekhi

Tags  scrap, Green Bay, metal theft, Jim Mueller, Lt. John Rousseau, Rey Mashayekhi

NEW YORK — Scrap dealers in Green Bay, Wis., may soon be required to maintain an electronic information database documenting scrap transactions, the result of an effort by the city’s police department to curb theft and track potential sellers of stolen goods to dealers.

Some dealers are apprehensive about the plan, initiated by the Green Bay Police Department, which could come into effect as early as next month. The city already maintains similar databases for pawn shops and secondhand dealers as a means to combat trading of stolen goods, and now wants....

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