owner of Redhot Recycling LLC in Anniston, Ala., has been
accused of accepting more than 1,000 catalytic converters
William T. Wegrzyn,
41, has been charged with 10 felony counts for allegedly
failing to obtain proof of ownership, Calhoun County Sheriff
Larry Amerson told AMM.
A Redhot Recycling
employee was charged earlier this year with failing to document
ownership of parts after law enforcement officials in Georgia
contacted Amerson about inventory missing from Sejong Georgia
LLC, a company that supplies auto parts to Seoul-based Kia
Motors Corp. (
amm.com, May 1).
The 1,054 catalytic
converters were purchased from a customer in 10
lotsranging from 10 to 205 unitsover a period of
time, the sheriff said, and the converters could not be
recovered because they were immediately sold to a third
A circuit court grand
jury indicted Wegrzyn after reportedly being told that he was
present during the sales and had personable knowledge that the
purchases were being made.
The sheriff said he
currently is investigating the recyclers purchase of
9,280 pounds of iron material from the same unnamed person who
sold the converters.
Wegrzyn, who was
released from Calhoun County Jail on a $100,000 bond, is
scheduled to appear in court Sept. 5. He could not be reached