(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.