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Charges in Railroad Metal Theft

(Michigan City, IN) - A South Shore commuter line worker is accused of stealing copper from the railroad. Kevin Woods of Michigan City is charged with theft.


Authorities said he took a spool of wire from a railroad storage area then placed it in the bed of a truck.   The truck owned by his employer was equipped with a GPS device and allegedly stopped at the home of the suspect.


The investigation by Indiana State Police alleges Woods sold the copper wire in Westville as scrap for over $500 in three separate transactions at an auto salvage yard. 


Woods could face an up to 30 month sentence on the Level 6 Felony Charge.

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