Coakley Wants Laws To Track Scrap Metal Sales

BOSTON (CBS) – Stealing metal such as copper or brass from abandoned houses has become big business.

And just this week, metal medallions from the graves of veterans were stolen in Abington.

Attorney General Martha Coakley wants to crack down on this illegal activity.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

Coakley urged a legislative committee to support her bill, which would establish better record keeping of scrap metal bought and sold.

It would also keep track of all abandoned homes where metal can be stolen from.

She says Rhode Island already has similar laws on the books, and we need them here, too.

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  • Stephen Rost

    While your at it – count the swords that are being made from the metal.

  • Stephen Rost

    That is all a thief will do with such a possession.

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