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Police: Richmond utility worker sold $19K in meters as scrap

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Posted at 5:28 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 05:28:22-05

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — A City of Richmond utility employee was arrested after allegedly stealing over $19,000 worth of water meters and selling them as scrap.

According to police, Benjamin Thacker sold the meters for scrap and kept the money for himself.

Thacker was taken to the Madison County Detention Center and charged with the following:

  • Criminal mischief in the first degree
  • Theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but under $1 million