Selling a Stolen Catalytic Converter in WA May Soon be Impossible
According to a report on KEPRTV.com, 83 catalytic converters were stolen in Pasco last year and almost twice that in Kennewick.
I've always wondered how scrap yards that purchase these converters can turn a blind eye to the fact that they are probably stolen. My entire life I have never taken a converter off of a car I owned and sold it. What would be the reason for selling a used catalytic converter? Replacing it with a new one? Do they even go bad?
Well, finally lawmakers are trying to do something about the ridiculous amount of catalytic converter thefts. They are proposing new legislation that would make it nearly impossible to sell a stolen catalytic converter in the State of Washinton if passed. In order to sell a catalytic converter, the person would have to prove that it came from a car they own, or they are a licensed dealer. Read the full story HERE.
To understand why catalytic converters are so valuable to scumbag criminals, check out the video below!
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