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DA: Multimillion-dollar enterprise specialized in theft of catalytic converters in Bucks, Montgomery


DA: Multimillion-dollar enterprise specialized in theft of catalytic converters in Bucks, Montgomery; 11 charged


PHILADELPHIA - Eleven people have been charged after an investigation into a multimillion-dollar enterprise that specialized in the theft of catalytic converters throughout the Delaware Valley region, according to a news release from the county DA's office.


During the nearly yearlong investigation, detectives identified TDI Towing at 2335 Wheatsheaf Lane in Philadelphia as the main buyer of catalytic converters stolen in Bucks and Montgomery counties, the DA's office said.

At its peak, the DA's office says, TDI Towing was paying a minimum of $10,000 a night to thieves coming to the tow yard to sell stolen catalytic converters. On some nights, there would 30 transactions with some thieves showing up more than once, according to the news release.