LI lawmakers seek to curb scrap metal theft

Two Long Island legislators have brought together a proposal they say will help stop the theft and sale of scrap metal. Leg. David Mejias (D-Farmingdale) and Leg. Jack Eddington (WF-Medford) say the

News 12 Staff

Apr 8, 2008, 11:29 PM

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Two Long Island legislators have brought together a proposal they say will help stop the theft and sale of scrap metal.
Leg. David Mejias (D-Farmingdale) and Leg. Jack Eddington (WF-Medford) say the theft and sale of stolen scrap metal is on the rise. They want to toughen penalties against companies who fail to copy the identification of those who sell them scrap metal, as state law dictates.
The proposal also calls for data about sold parts to be entered into a police computer so authorities will know who is selling stolen items.
While scrap metal companies on Long Island maintain they follow the state law, some have been caught violating the law on undercover camera.
Click to see the undercover investigation of stolen scrap metal


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