Los Angeles - City Attorney Mike Feuer today took aim at two businesses alleged to have been involved in a catalytic converter theft ring. Feuer has filed a civil lawsuit against two Southern California businesses which allegedly repeatedly received or sold stolen catalytic converters and failed to keep proper bookkeeping records to cover the allegedly illicit nature of the fencing operation.
“California has more catalytic converter theft than any state in the nation, a problem that’s plagued L.A. motorists for far too long,” said Feuer. “Today we focus on breaking up the allegedly illegal operations that drive these thefts, and fighting to hold accountable business owners whom we allege don’t play by the rules.”
In just the last four years, LAPD has received more than 4,367 reports of catalytic converters stolen from vehicles, typically resold on the black market. In