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Five People Busted for $14M Can, Bottle Recycling Scheme in California

Five People Busted for $14M Can, Bottle Recycling Scheme in California

Five people were part of a scheme that involved trucking more than 200 million cans and bottles from Arizona and illegally redeeming them at recycling centers in California for about $14 million in refunds, authorities said Thursday.

A grand jury in Kern County indicted five Californians on charges including grand theft and recycling fraud. While that indictment came in March, details of the case were announced Thursday by California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, known as CalRecycle.

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