Man accused of selling wire stolen from employer

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. - A man was arrested on Friday after allegedly stealing wire from his employer and selling it to an auto yard, according to Indiana State Police.

Kevin Woods was arrested on a charge of felony theft.

In December 2022, the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division was asked to investigate a theft at the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD).

According to reports, the NICTD Police Department believed a NICTD employee had committed a theft at the company.

During the investigation, state troopers learned a NICTD employee was seen on video taking a spool of wire from a storage area without permission and then putting the wire into the bed of a NICTD-owned truck.

The truck, which contains a GPS monitoring device, showed the vehicle stop at a residence in Michigan City. That residence is owned by Kevin Woods, reports said.

Through the investigation, troopers learned Woods made three deposits at Paul's Auto Yard in Westville, Indiana, for copper totaling 241 pounds.

Woods was paid $531 for the copper, reports said.

He is being held at the La Porte County Jail.

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