It's too much to hope that the thieves will be punished with anything more than probation.
My friend works for a cellular company and he told me that last year, they paid almost three-million dollars to replace stolen copper at cellsites and in storage yards across the country. He said that the cellsites are the worst because they steal $20 worth of copper but the company has to pay 100s or 1000s in labor to replace it.
As he says you know who's paying that bill, you.
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