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4 arrested in alleged copper theft ring

WASHINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Missouri believe they’ve busted a major copper theft ring.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department has arrested four men suspected of stealing AT&T phone cables over several months. Authorities say they were selling the copper for scrap.

KMOV-TV (http://on.ksdk.com/W22nBd ) reports that the thefts disrupted phone service and caused $140,000 in damage.

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Information from: KMOV-TV, http://www.kmov.com

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