The Mount Pleasant Patch is reporting that a suspect allegedly takes metal from work and sells it for scrap, all while wearing his company uniform.
If an employee steals from their employer, that person should not then wear their company uniform when trying to sell the stolen goods.
A 35-year-old Racine man is facing charges after he allegedly stole metal from his employer and tried to sell it for scrap money at an area recycler.
Brian L. Christopher was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of theft of more than $2,500 in value. If convicted, he faces up to 3 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Monday, Racine police officers were called to Memorial Scrap, 3056 Hamilton Ave., after they discovered Christopher had come in on several occasions and sold items belonging to Racine Flame Spray.
Identifying Christopher as the alleged culprit didn’t take long. Memorial employees knew the items belonged to Racine Flame Spray because there was a shipping label to the company on the box. Making Christopher as the suspected thief got even easier after officers reviewed surveillance video footage and they saw Christopher come in wearing his work uniform during the transactions.
The stolen items were valued at $3,200, which Christopher was paid $253 for by Memorial.
Christopher, who was a temporary employee at Racine Flame Spray, was arrested at his employer shortly afterwards.
He’s currently being held in Racine County Jail on $5,000 bond while awaiting trial.Share on Facebook