A City Water Light and Power employee is accused of stealing materials from city trucks on city time, and then trying to resell the stolen items to recycling centers.
Stephen Ferrier was arrested Wednesday while on the job.
City officials had discovered thousands of dollars worth of brass fittings missing from trucks parked in a city lot.
Ferrier had been working alone on the night shift at the time of the thefts, according to the State Journal-Register.
He’s a 21-year city employee, but is on unpaid leave while the charges are pending.