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Posted: 1/22/2013 12:57:29 PM EDT
Well, 7 cats and some copper. I'm not sure how they arrived at the $38,000 mark





"Three men have been charged with stealing more
than $38,000 in catalytic converters and copper pipe from two sites in
Monaca, the borough's police chief said.
"




http://www.timesonline.com/news/police_fire_courts/thieves-target-copper-catalytic-converters-in-monaca/article_4f9a4e82-74d4-5dfa-b79d-b561609e8670.html
Speed
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:02:02 PM EDT
[#1]
Don't they use some platinum when making CC's?
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:03:21 PM EDT
[#2]
The CCs probably use much more platinum or palladium (I forget what they use) for big buses, but $38,000?

Maybe $38,000 in damages...
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:05:49 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:06:24 PM EDT
[#4]
Take it out of their EBT account.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:07:15 PM EDT
[#5]
Obamas sons.....no doubt.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:08:03 PM EDT
[#6]
Quoted:
Don't they use some platinum when making CC's?


Yes
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:08:10 PM EDT
[#7]



Quoted:


I work in medium and heavy duty truck parts at a dealership. Depending on the specific set up, the DOC and DPF costs anywhere between $4-8K or more. Plus whatever temp and pressure sensors got hacked off to steal the converter.


Wow. Well I guess you learn something new every day...



Speed



 
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:11:29 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:11:36 PM EDT
[#9]
Quoted:
Take it out of their EBT account.


this should be done
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:35:34 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:40:02 PM EDT
[#11]
I read here locally (state, IIRC) that there are new laws that would make it nearly impossible to roll into a junk yard with a truck full of bus CCs.

Is there a method of scraping the platinum off the CC to send it to a refiner?

Platinum is (was) going for around 1680 an ounce, but that's refined. Maybe get 85% from a refiner.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:41:20 PM EDT
[#12]
must be using the money to buy pmags


















Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:41:32 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:43:56 PM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
The CCs probably use much more platinum or palladium (I forget what they use) for big buses, but $38,000?

Maybe $38,000 in damages...


Yep, scrap value is pretty high but they'd be under those buses for days to get that much.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:44:37 PM EDT
[#15]
Quoted:
Quoted:

Quoted:
I work in medium and heavy duty truck parts at a dealership. Depending on the specific set up, the DOC and DPF costs anywhere between $4-8K or more. Plus whatever temp and pressure sensors got hacked off to steal the converter.

Wow. Well I guess you learn something new every day...

Speed
 


Yup, I would have never guessed that.

I guess we will now see a run of big truck CC thefts now.


Happens all the time to Budget and Ryder rentals.

Hell, rent a truck, cut out the cat and weld in a pipe and return, and you'd still probably end up ahead.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:46:31 PM EDT
[#16]

Markovitch is charged with theft, risking a catastrophe, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief in connection with the bus thefts.


Enlightening thread is enlightening.

I also never knew "risking a catastrophe" was a crime.  I'd love to hear the legal definition of catastrophe.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:50:03 PM EDT
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Markovitch is charged with theft, risking a catastrophe, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief in connection with the bus thefts.








Enlightening thread is enlightening.





I also never knew "risking a catastrophe" was a crime.  I'd love to hear the legal definition of catastrophe.



It's a Felony IIRC in PA. It's sort of a blanket thing cops like to tack on as a charge here and the DA usually tosses it out during a plea bargain


My buddy got charged with it once for running from the cops in a Buick
Speed





 
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