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State looks to crack down on bottle deposit fraud

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In 2009, eight Long Island men were arrested and charged with illegally redeeming the same bottles and cans multiple times, stealing millions of dollars from companies such as Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for 2013-2014 seeks to crack down on this type of fraud. The governor would amend the state’s bottle bill to require “deposit initiators” to file detailed reports and make quarterly payments, and imposes stiffer fines and penalties on those ...

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February 19, 2013
12:55 p.m.

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Every bottle and can should require a deposit, no exceptions.