A Waupaca couple are accused of stealing copper from their employer and selling it for scrap.
Anthony J. Polly, 26, is charged with burglary and five counts of theft.
On the morning of Aug. 22, Waupaca County Deputy Jon Loken met with a roofing contractor in Farmington who said he believed two former employees had been stealing copper sheeting from him.
The employees were identified as Polly and Kelsey L. Olson, 25, Waupaca.
According to the criminal complaint, the contractor spoke with Polly’s mother, who told him about seeing some copper and a receipt from a Waupaca scrap metal business. She sent him photos of snowmobile parts that were allegeldy stolen from the contractor’s son and later returned the parts.
The contractor’s son told Loken that he was also missing an Xbox from his closet and his roommate’s TV was missing.
Loken went to Alter Recycling where he obtained copies of checks issued to Polly for scrap copper totalling $272.
Olson, who lives with Polly, is charged with four counts of misdemeanor theft.