Re: NEVER steal from an Oil Company
Material theft is a big deal here in Houston.
We have installed camera's alarms and even have had to resort to hiring a guard on the weekends.
We hired the guard after our last theft. We called HPD and reported our theft and we were told that unless we had the guys name, address and Social Security number , then they didnt have time to deal with it.
What is happening is that people are selling these materials to scrap places, and the scrap dealers HAVE to know its stolen.
All these scrap dealers take the same stance, "We dont know where they get it". The problem is that they dont care where it comes from.
We had over $400,000.00 worth of parts stolen from our yard, we went to the nearest scrap dealer and all of our machined parts were right there in his yard. We called the police and took it back. The police told us the dealer only gave the person around $800.00
The material's cost increases significantly after precision machining has been put into it as well as manhours.
Whats incredilbe is that the guy who stole from you took over a million in material and probably only got back pennies on the dollar.