Few copper thefts seen at utility companies
Maybe the efforts to crack down on copper thefts are working. WSAZ TV reports utility companies are seeing a decrease in the number of thefts during the past few months. Frontier Communications has been a big target lately, but now Frontier Communications spokesman Bryan Stover says new laws have been a big deterrant, and copper thefts at the company have dropped off. The new laws make it harder for thieves to sell metal to scrapyards because sellers are required to give detailed personal information.