Indiana Lawmakers Raise the Penalty for Catalytic Converter Thefts

Indiana lawmakers passed a bill this spring that will up the penalty for catalytic converter thefts. A crime that is prevalent in the Tri-State.

Posted: Apr 29, 2021 11:04 PM
Updated: Apr 30, 2021 7:27 AM

Indiana lawmakers passed a bill this spring that will up the penalty for Catalytic Converter Thefts.

There is an ongoing problem in the Tri-State with thieves cutting the part from the underside of vehicles.

44News has reported strings of thefts in Evansville, Henderson, and Owensboro.

According to law enforcement, the parts are sold for the rare metals they are made of.

But a new bill signed into law by Governor Holcomb aims to deter both thieves and the people purchasing the parts.

The crime has been elevated to a Level 6 Felony, which in Indiana could mean as much as two years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

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