Worker Ordered to Repay Scrap Metal Theft

A man who stole a large amount of construction materials must now pay an equally heavy restitution.

📅   Mon September 14, 2015 - West Edition
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Prosecutors say Karabel stole scrap metal and other items related to county construction projects between May 2012 and November 2014.
Prosecutors say Karabel stole scrap metal and other items related to county construction projects between May 2012 and November 2014.

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - A man who prosecutors say stole construction materials from Buffalo County while an employee has been ordered to pay $5,000 restitution.

The Kearney Hub reports (http://bit.ly/1L49bZ9 ) that 58-year-old Ross Karabel, of Miller, pleaded no contest and was convicted last week of misdemeanor theft. He also was fined $500.

Prosecutors say Karabel stole scrap metal and other items related to county construction projects between May 2012 and November 2014.

Karabel was hired by Buffalo County in October 2005, and his last county working day was Dec. 30.