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Police: Copper stolen for wedding funds

Sept. 28, 2011 at 4:00 AM

BEAVER, Pa., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said they arrested a couple accused of cutting $7,146 worth of copper wiring from utility poles to pay for their wedding.

North Sewickley Township police said April Cater, 24, and Joseph Russell, 23, took the copper wiring from utility poles along several roads Aug. 9 and sold the copper in Cater's name the following day at Allegheny Raw Materials in Franklin Township, the Beaver County Times reported Tuesday.

The couple, who were each charged Sept. 19 with theft, criminal conspiracy and criminal mischief, told police they were attempting to pay for their Aug. 13 wedding after Russell lost his job at an auto parts store.

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