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One man's trash isn't always another man's treasure

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James Arthur was busted for stealing scrap metal from the Brunswick County Landfill over a three day period. James Arthur was busted for stealing scrap metal from the Brunswick County Landfill over a three day period.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A Brunswick County man was arrested Thursday for stealing steel. 36-year-old James Arthur was busted for stealing scrap metal from the Brunswick County Landfill over a three day period.

Arthur was charged with obtaining property false pretense, first degree trespassing, and misdemeanor larceny. He was taking different scrap metals including copper and steel from the Landfill, then selling the metal to AIC Recycling in Wilmington. Arthur only made $300 for his troubles.

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