Circuit breaker thieves shine light on sheriff’s use of facial recognition

Who knew that there was money in stolen circuit breakers?

Late last month, Riverside County prosecutors, east of Los Angeles, indicted two men on charges of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of circuit breakers from businesses and movie theaters in southeastern California in recent years.

According to The Desert Sun, and court filings that were provided to Ars by that newspaper, the two suspects were identified by a combination of “security footage, facial recognition software, and a license plate scanner.”

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