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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Trucking Company Created to Commit Fraud

 

On Monday, December 3, 2018, the California Department of Justice arrested three trucking company operators (Miguel Bustillos, Anthony Sanchez, and Amaury Avila-Medina) on charges of recycling fraud, conspiracy, and grand theft for their suspected role in a massive recycling fraud ring.

According to California authorities, Bustillos’ Trucking brought beverage containers from Arizona into California to be redeemed as a part of California’s Beverage Container Recycling Program, which only accepts containers from drinks purchased within state lines.

The program pays 5 to 10 cents per eligible bottle which helped Bustillos’ Trucking rake in close to $16.1 million over the course of three years.

The California Department of Justice said that the Bustillos’ Trucking company was created specifically to partake in recycling fraud.