Cortlandt Man Charged With Selling Stolen Auto Parts

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State police charged a Cortlandt man with stealing and selling catalytic converters.
State police charged a Cortlandt man with stealing and selling catalytic converters.

CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- New York State Police charged a Cortlandt man on Tuesday, July 22 with selling catalytic converters that he allegedly stole from a local U-Haul, officials said. 

Michael Schmidt, 26, allegedly cut the catalytic converters from two of the U-Haul trucks and sold them to a scrap yard for cash. The two parts were valued at over $4,000, according to state police. 

Police also allege that Schmidt violated an order of protection by being in the company of a specific woman. He was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and criminal contempt, police said. 

Schmidt was held in lieu of $15,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, July 30, according to authorities. 

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Do not believe in all the auto centers. You should do a survey and take advice from your near and dear one's before visiting any auto center because these people either sell stolen or duplicate parts and get profit by telling you price of original auto parts. I too got trapped in this type of situation. Its a very good news that he got arrested. Beware of this type of criminals. Mercedes Repair Diamond Bar