A Felton man is one of three civilian employees at Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Ground who have been indicted on charges of stealing copper from the facility.
Robert W. Reynolds, 29, of Felton is charged with theft of government property, as are Maryland residents Timothy J. Bittner, 52, of Bel Air, and Steven M. Coale, 33, of North East, according to The Associated Press.
According to the indictments, Reynolds, Bittner and Coale were employed as electricians at Aberdeen. They are accused of stealing 25,000 pounds of copper fixtures and wire from government buildings while they worked.
The men then sold the metal in Maryland and other states for $87,000, authorities allege.