This blog somewhat goes hand in hand with the previous article. It’s apparent that the two teens involved in this theft failed to read our blog from two weeks ago. Their loss, unfortunately. For those familiar with the scrapping industry, it can be quite profitable if done correctly. Upstate Metal Recycling out of Fort Wayne, Indiana has several regular customers that work hard at collecting scrap as often as possible in exchange for the most competitive prices in town.  But then there are those that try to abuse the system.  Recently, two teenagers in Fort Wayne were arrested for trying to steal over $5,000 worth of copper from a local Indiana Michigan Power site.

Read the article in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette here: 2 teens charged in copper theft try

As sly as these two teens thought they were, it’s highly doubtful that they could fool any scrapyard in this town. It’s even highly likely to be caught by surrounding towns for that matter, due to the fact they are all made aware of significant thefts of metal and scrap in the area.

Long blog short, don’t try to steal scrap metal.  Not only will you be caught but you’ll also be persecuted. What’s the point? Collect your scrap honestly like the rest of us.

If you’re an honest scrapper, take your loot to Upstate Metal Recycling. Upstate is more than happy to help pay you for the scrap you’ve collected honestly.  Upstate Metal Recycling takes great pride in giving you a great deal on all your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

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