Thieves seeking the expensive metal are getting away with bundles of wires, pipes and scrap in order to sell the goods for quick cash. KING 5 gathered unused metal from the television station building and put metal recycling businesses to the test. State law, designed to prevent thieves from cashing in on stolen metal, requires buyers to record a seller’s driver’s license, license plate and pay no more than $30 cash at one time. KING 5 selected metal recycling businesses at random. He says the company has several safeguards in place prevent metal thieves from cashing in.
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