I thought that one of the goals of the County was to keep metal out of the landfill by recycling it????
I can see how these people could be faulted for using county-owned machinery to do this metal salvaging task, but the outcome noted by this story seems absurd. If they were making a profit by recycling metal materials which had already been THROWN AWAY, and were in the queue for permanent burial in our local landfill, is there really THAT much wrong with that?
It would seem that those law officials who were investigating this apparent crime would have far bigger fish to fry, to coin the phrase.
THANK YOU AtypicalMale. I skimmed the article and missed the part about them "stealing" it from the trash pile(landfill). This is one of those "too much time on their hands" for the cops.