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State Lawmaker Proposes Criminalizing Stealing Phone Records

February 22, 2006
By: Travis Thompson
State Capital Bureau

One state lawmaker says it's time to bust people who steal your phone records.

Travis Thompson has more from the state Capitol.

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A proposed law would make stealing your landline and cell phone records a crime.

State Representative Shannon Cooper says if passed, his bill will help Missouri fight the national problem.

Beth Canuteson's with Sprint/Nextel.

She says right now it's too easy for someone to swipe your records.

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Contents: "Unscrupulous data brokers who make their money on stealing our phone records of our customers have given not just the customers a fear of using their phones, but also given the industry a bit of a black eye."

Canuteson says her company is already doing all it can to stop people who take the records.

Cooper's bill must still face the House and Senate.

From the state Capitol, I'm Travis Thompson.