Catalytic Converter Ring Takedown: 10 adults, 1 juvenile arrested for $8M thefts across Delaware Valley

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. - A criminal corporation has been dismantled as its kingpin and his employees are held responsible for thousands of catalytic converter thefts worth million and millions of dollars.

TDI Catalytic Converter Organization located in a Philadelphia tow yard has been identified as the main buyer of catalytic converters stolen in Bucks and Montgomery counties, according to the District Attorney's Office.

The theft ring is accused of paying a minimum of $10,000 a night for the stolen converters, often offering $1,000 for a single converter.

In addition to buying stolen converters, officials say the criminal corporation would often steal and resell the converters themselves. From 2020-2023, over 2,000 catalytic converters were stolen in Bucks County alone.

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