Calif. arrests 6 in UBC redemption schemes

Apr 09, 2014 | 04:36 PM | Bhavna Patel

Tags  recycling, California, Washington, used beverage containers, UBC, aluminum cans, Caroll Mortensen, Bhavna Patel

NEW YORK — Six people have been arrested for allegedly bilking the state of California out of approximately $425,000 through used beverage container (UBC) redemption schemes.

They were accused of transporting empty cans and bottles from Washington state and illegally redeeming them in California, according to the California Department of Justice. California’s UBC program offers 5 cents for small containers and 10 cents for larger ones, but containers bought out of....

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