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Local Business Owner Arrested in Connection with Stolen Parts

(Westville, IN) - A La Porte County business owner has been arrested for running an auto parts fencing operation.


The mystery of missing catalytic convertors began to break wide open about a month ago.  On May 5, Sheriff’s deputies halted a burglary in rural Clinton Township, south of Westville.  Information from that bust led detectives to the storefront of nearby Catalytic Exchange, LLC.


According to a statement by police, hundreds of auto parts alleged to be stolen were recovered from the business.  The owner, 52-year-old William T. Scott of Kouts, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with the offense of Corrupt Business Influence, a Level 5 Felony.


He was released after posting a $15,000 cash bond.

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