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Bill increasing penalty for copper theft approved

3 years ago March 28, 2012 Mar 28, 2012 Wednesday, March 28 2012 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 1:19:49 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Mike Steele

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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