Couple steals copper wire from 9 counties

Couple steals copper wire from 9 counties

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - A Clark County man and woman have been indicted on felony charges involving theft of copper wire from lighting systems on Kentucky highways.

A Franklin County grand jury returned the 89-count indictment on Monday, December 22. Aaron Ferguson and his wife, Cindy Ferguson, are accused of taking copper wire from nine Kentucky counties from April through November 2014.

"Theft of copper wire from highway lights has caused millions of dollars in damage – damage that far exceeds the value of the wire when it is sold for salvage," Secretary Hancock said. "It's a double loss to taxpayers because the cost of repairing our lighting systems takes away from other maintenance responsibilities of the Transportation Cabinet."

Assistance from someone responding to a $2,500 reward for information, helped lead police to the Fergusons.

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