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New Oklahoma Law To Crack Down On Copper Theft

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A new law taking effect in November is supposed to help cut down on the number of copper thefts.

Tulsa police deal with hundreds of cases like the one at Grace Church back in January. Thieves did $100,000 in damage to get $200 in copper.

The new law requires scrap dealers to be licensed through the state, begin writing checks to people selling over $1,000 of copper and verify that seller's identity.

Those caught pretending to be someone else would now face felony charges.

1/16/2013 Related Story: Police: Two Copper Thieves Caught In The Act At Tulsa Church

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