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As metal thefts soar, Ohio leads nation in insurance claims

 Wednesday, March 21, 2012

 The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio leads the nation in property insurance claims for the theft of copper and other metals, an industry-supported organization that fights insurance fraud says. The National Insurance Crime Bureau says Ohio property owners made 2,398 such claims during the three-year period from 2009 through 2011. Nationwide, such claims broke the 25,000 mark over the same period, an 81 percent jump from the three-year period from 2006 through 2008. Texas ranked second in the number of metals theft claims, followed by Georgia, California and Illinois.