Tractor Trailer Stopped In Second Recycle Fraud Attempt
On Feb. 16, at 4:25 p.m., agents watched a white semi-truck with “New Evolution Trucking” name on it enter the yard. The California Department of Justice’s Recycling Fraud Team conducted an investigation into a North Las Vegas storage yard.
During the investigation they watched the truck as it left at approximately 10:42 p.m. and called for assistance from California Highway Patrol. The driver took a route which would miss the Yermo California Department of Food and Agriculture border checkpoint in.
Carlos Flores, was stopped off I-15 in Barstow on Feb. 17 at approximately 2:20 a.m. The driver Flores did not have the bill of lading or Imported Material Report needed for transporting used beverage containers. He was arrested, and his tractor trailer was impounded. He was later released on his own recognizance and is awaiting arraignment.
This would make the second arrest within three months that a New Evolution Trucking driver has been caught transporting used beverage containers into California from Nevada the California Redemption Value Fund.
Not many drivers have confidence that they can discover a way to get over on the bottle redemption system. Recycling fraud has become a common crime in California. In fact, the latest increase in attempts have prompted legal measures with a 2012 bill to identify truck drivers who unlawfully transport recyclables into California.