FAMILY ACCUSED OF FRAUD FOR EARNING $7.6 MILLION RECYCLING ARIZONA CANS AND BOTTLES IN CALIFORNIA
An Arizona family finds themselves in hot water over a recycling operation that spanned across state lines into California. The issue at hand is the transportation of tin cans and plastic bottles, which, in California, falls under a program offering monetary incentives for recycling these items. However, Arizona lacks such a program, making it unlawful to transport recyclables to the neighboring state.
Investigators have determined that the family engaged in an illegal recycling operation, allegedly smuggling a staggering 178 tons of plastic and aluminum into California. Through this unlawful endeavor, they reportedly profited nearly 8 million dollars from the state’s recycling program.