Foundry Worker Arrested For Theft Of Copper

Posted Monday, July 2, 2012 --- 3:10 p.m.

From the Reedsburg Police Department:

(REEDSBURG, WI) A Grede Foundry employee was arrested Friday after admitting to stealing over 300 pounds of copper from the Foundry over two months.

Reedsburg Police were alerted by Grede management after their internal investigation revealed Stephen R. Manley (39) of Reedsburg, had stolen copper from their plant. Manley, who has been a Grede employee for less than one year, admitted to taking over 300 pounds of copper and scrap-selling it for $3.50 per pound.

“Grede management was adamant that they are not tolerating any illegal behavior at their plant”, said Reedsburg Police Chief Tim Becker. “I applaud their efforts at creating and maintaining a high standard for their employees.”

Manley was taken to Sauk County Jail where he was held in lieu of bail. Grede is seeking restitution for the loss.

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