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Theft ringleader's role as mother of 3 spares her prison sentence, judge says

Used catalytic converters removed from cars at a salvage yard are piled up in a carton. Thefts of the emission control devices have jumped over the past two years as prices for the precious metals they contain have skyrocketed.

A judge said Monday he had little choice but to offer leniency to an Indiana County woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year for her role in a series of catalytic converter thefts throughout Westmoreland County.

Source: The Tribune-Review

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