New Bill Aims At Getting Tougher On Converter Theft

There’s a new bill to get tougher on catalytic converter theft in Wisconsin.

State Representative Clint Moses would require scrap-metal dealers in Wisconsin to ask for proof of ownership and keep records on all catalytic converters that come into their shops.

Catalytic converters are popular among thieves because of the expensive metals inside. Moses says Minnesota recently passed a similar law, and thefts there dropped. He says is appears that once catalytic converter thefts dropped in Minnesota, they increased in Wisconsin.