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