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Cortlandt Man Charged With Selling Stolen Auto Parts

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

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.