Theft of "water faucets" is occurring one after another in various parts of the country against the backdrop of soaring copper prices worldwide.

A couple's trial on charges of theft was held in Shiga Prefecture, and the prosecution pointed out that the faucet of the damaged item containing copper was "sold and cashed."

The case of this theft is a "water faucet" whose damage is contained in metallic copper.

Theft of faucets has been occurring one after another in various parts of the country such as Kanagawa and Gifu prefectures, and it is believed that the background is that the price of copper is soaring worldwide due to the influence of the new coronavirus.

Under these circumstances, on the 15th, he was accused of stealing and invading buildings for stealing more than 20 faucets by sneaking into the prefecture's cultural property storage in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture and the closed accommodation facility in Toyama Prefecture. A trial of an unemployed couple in Nagano Prefecture was held at the Otsu District Court.

At the trial, the prosecution said, "I used to rent a car and sell the stolen faucet for cash. I have been addicted to faucet theft in addition to the indicted case," said my 40-year-old husband. He was sentenced to 3 years in prison and his 34-year-old wife was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison.

On the other hand, the couple admitted that they had been charged and explained that they had a hard time living and needed money to feed their children delicious foods and travel, and then sentenced them to "remorse." Asked to lighten.