ARREST  HALSIPPADUCAH, KY (8/7/12) – On July 27, 2012 the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department was conducting an unrelated investigation in the area of McNeil-Alsip Road. During this investigation detectives discovered that electricity was being stolen by 6920 McNeil Alsip Road, the Thomas L. Harding residence.
 
Someone had placed pieces of copper pipe into the meter base and was obtaining electrical service via this means, absent the meter. Jackson Purchase Energy was notified of the discovery and subsequently sent one of their trained representatives to remove the copper pipes and terminate the power to the residence. A further investigation revealed that an unknown individual contacted Jackson Purchase approximately three months ago and inquired about having the power turned on, but never provided them with the necessary payment to reinstate the power.
 
Detectives located and interviewed Harding on July 31, 2012. Harding admitted to Detectives that he was the one that had fabricated the pieces to steal the power adding he committed the theft around the end of May, 2012. The investigation ensued over the next several days as detectives worked with representatives of Jackson Purchase Energy in efforts of estimating the amount of electricity Harding took unlawfully during the time frame in question. Those efforts lead detective to believe that up to approximately $800.00 may have been stolen by Harding.
 
On August 7, 2012 Harding was arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail for Theft of Services Under $500.00. The decision to charge Harding with Theft Under $500.00 was made after consultation with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and Jackson Purchase Energy
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Matt Carter (McCracken County Sheriff’s Office)

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,024.06
+183.54 (1.03%)    
2 S&P 2,108.29
+22.78 (1.09%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,005.39
+63.97 (1.29%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4099

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3440

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3301

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2855

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2742

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15392

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8438

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 03, 2015 1094

Two Injured During Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 585

Baptist Health Hosts Annual ‘Bike Safety Day’

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 567

Faith Baptist Hosts Family Fun Day

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 522

Dave Says - May 3, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
May 02, 2015 462

Conquering the clutter: Cleanliness with kids is…

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 375

Legislator's Log - Week of May 3, 2015

by Brent Yonts
May 03, 2015 331

2015 Correctional Employees' Week Celebrated…

by Michael Caudill
May 03, 2015 323

Outdoor Truths – May 3, 2015

by Gary Miller
May 03, 2015 298

Keeping the Faith - 'You Are Stuck With You'

by Ronnie McBrayer
May 03, 2015 200

State Registered Nurse Aide Pinning Ceremony at…

by HCS Publication Team