(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.