NEW YORK More than
$500,000 of copper and aluminum scrap were stolen from
OmniSource Corp. Nov. 1, according to the company.
"OmniSource Corp. had a large
theft of five loads of material that had been shipped by
semi-trailer (and) never reached their destinations to New
York, Alabama and Ohio," the company said.
Two of the thefts were in Fort
Wayne, Ind., and one in Toledo, Ohio. OmniSource is based in
The stolen loads included 41,260
pounds of 6022 aluminum in 23 bales worth $40,888.31; 20,000
pounds of copper chops in five drums worth $77,400; 44,000
pounds of copper chops in 11 pallet boxes worth $161,480;
38,965 pounds of hard brass solids worth $121,617.05; and a
42,260-pound load of hard brass borings, semi red brass
borings, tin punchings and bare bright copper wire punchings
"The loads were all shipped out
of the various locations by the same carriers, which are
believed to have been either ghost companies or completely
fraudulent in nature," OmniSource said.
The total loss of the 186,485
pounds of metal amounts to $548,897.16, according to the
Readers are asked to contact their local police should they
encounter someone trying to sell this material.