Steven James Hemme
Steven James Hemme (submitted)

A Jackson Township business owner allegedly duped an Alabama recycling company out of more than $200,000 when he failed to pay for a tractor-trailer load of car parts.

Steven James Hemme, 45, formerly of 6186 Pine Road in the township is charged with theft and receiving stolen property, according to Northern York County Regional Police.

He is free on $9,500 bail, according to online court documents.

Hemme, the owner of EMZ Metals, is accused of failing to pay for a tractor-trailer load of catalytic converter parts, police said.

On May 27, Hemme signed for the $223,409 load when Panhandle Converter and Recycling of Dothan Alabama delivered it to his 6186 Pine Road business, police said.

Panhandle Converter and Recycling notified police on July 23 that it never received payment, police said.

When investigators went to Hemme's business, which was also his home address, they found it abandoned.

The United States Marshals' Fugitive Task Force arrested Hemme in West Manchester Township on Friday, police said.

He was taken to central booking, where he was arraigned.