Bill to fight scrap metal theft signed into law
Michigan now has tougher laws on the books meant to crack down on scrap metal theft.
Under a bill signed by Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday, people can no longer get instant cash when they sell commonly-stolen items for $25 or more.
Supporters say mailing payments for those items will help law enforcement by creating a paper trail. They say communities all over the state have been literally ripped apart by illegal scrapping.