Catalytic converters stolen from Goodwill trucks in R.I.


Thieves have stolen the catalytic converters from five Goodwill trucks and vans in Providence, disabling its entire fleet. WJAR-TV reported that it was the second time in three years that thieves have stolen catalytic converters from trucks owned by the nonprofit group. Jeff Machado, the group’s president and chief executive officer, said the thefts were discovered Monday. The station reported that thieves also stole one of the group’s vans. They believe the thieves are selling the converters for scrap, getting around $50 a piece. Machado said the repairs will cost around $3,000.

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