Plastic pallets continue to be attractive to thieves looking for a quick buck, as PlasticsToday has written before. But the thieves that made off with pallets from Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) Company LLC, got more than they bargained for. The pallets from iGPS contained RFID tags for tracking the pallets and containers to help companies manage distribution and inventory. Those same tags helped Virginia State Police trace a large cache of misappropriated plastic pallets and containers at a pallet manufacturing and recycling firm operating in New Kent County, VA.
According to a release from iGPS, the law enforcement officials executed a search warrant, and confiscated business records and other items on the premises, and recovered a "large quantity of plastic pallets and containers." The investigation is ongoing.