Calif. accuses two men of UBC fraud

Jul 09, 2014 | 05:39 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  recycling, California, used beverage containers, UBC, aluminum cans, scrap, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, CalRecycle Sean Davidson

NEW YORK — Two men have been arrested by California authorities for alleged recycling fraud.

Mario Mendoza and James Gonzalez have been accused of conspiracy, grand theft and fraud following an investigation into alleged illegal refund redemptions of out-of-state used beverage containers (UBCs), the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) said July 8

A preliminary hearing for the two men is scheduled for July 23.

Mendoza and Gonzalez were arrested by the California Department of Justice for "a recycling fraud scheme involving the transport of UBCs from Phoenix to a recycling company in Bakersfield, Calif., and illegal claims for California Refund Value," CalRecycle said.....

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