SC trying to crack down on copper thieves

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May 7, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C.---South Carolina lawmakers are trying to do something about copper thieves.

Under a proposal heading to the Senate, people selling scrap copper would have to show a photo ID.

The bill makes theft of copper, aluminum and stainless steel beer kegs a felony, with up to ten years behind bars for a conviction.

The bill also says scrap dealers must make photocopies of a seller's I-D.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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