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Bill increasing penalty for copper theft approved

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Posted: Mar 28, 2012 2:19 PM by Mike Steele
Updated: Mar 28, 2012 7:04 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: copper, theft, bill, property, damage

BATON ROUGE- A bill aimed at cutting down on copper theft was approved by the Louisiana House Criminal Justice committee.

Someone convicted of stealing copper could be fined based on the value of the metal, the cost of replacement and the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property.

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