MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York grand jury has indicted 15 Long Island Rail Road workers and two others, accusing them of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of copper wiring from the railroad.
The defendants surrendered to authorities and were arraigned Friday. Charges in the indictment vary from conspiracy to grand larceny to possession of stolen property to theft of services.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said the workers would steal new and used copper wire from railroad yards and then sell it to Two Brother’s Scrap Metal in Farmingdale.
“It is outrageous that these public employees neglected their jobs, stole from us all,” Rice said.