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    Cell phone buying machine ban moves forward in PA

    The city has seen an increase in cell phone thefts. A state bill to ban machines which purchase old cell phones is moving forward on the grounds they offer phone thieves a quick payment.


    Automated purchasing machine ban moves forward

    The machines offer quick cash for small electronics, and some feel the easy money fuels rising smartphone thefts.

    A bill that outlaws automated purchasing machines like the two in Franklin Mills was voted favorably out of committee last week.


    On hold

    City Council considers banning automated purchasing machines that dispense cash for small electronics.

    City Council is considering outlawing machines that dispense dollars in exchange for small electronics like smartphones and iPods as one way of curbing skyrocketing phone thefts.