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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Police: Man stole, sold copper wire

NASHUA – A Fairpoint Communications employee is charged with stealing copper cable from his company and selling it to a scrap yard.

Gary T. McKenney, 38, of 40 Burnside St., was arrested Wednesday and charged with the felony crime of receiving stolen property and the misdemeanor crime of theft by deception.

A scrap metal shop on Simon Street called police on April 21 to file a receiving stolen property complaint, police said Thursday.

Merrimack Police officers met Nashua officers at the scrap metal shop and identified the copper cable as stolen from their town, police said.

An investigation found McKenney had stolen the wire from Fairpoint’s Merrimack facility and sold it to the scrap yard, Police Lt. George McCarthy said.

McKenney’s bail was set at $2,500 cash or surety, and he is slated to appear in District Court on May 27.

– Telegraph staff