Report: Recycling fraud costs California millions

Associated Press via Las Vegas Sun:

LOS ANGELES — Rampant fraud within California’s recycling redemption program is costing the state millions of dollars, as scammers drive trucks full of cans across the border from Nevada and Arizona to collect nickels on deposits that were never paid.

California recyclers also are claiming redemptions for the same containers several times, or for containers that never existed, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times.

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