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Bogus contractors steal 2 tons of copper from W.Va. plant


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia State Police are warning manufacturers to review security procedures after two men posing as contractors drove out of a plant with two tons of stolen copper.

Trooper C.A. May says workers at the Constellium Rolled Products Plant in Ravenswood didn't suspect the men were thieves. They even loaded the scrap copper onto the men's pickup truck.

May tells the Charleston Daily Mail that Constellium sells scrap copper known as copper chops regularly. One of the men told the security guard at the gate that he was supposed to pick up an order. He used a fake license and identification to obtain a pass into the plant.

A Constellium spokeswoman declined to comment on the theft.

The theft occurred last Friday. No arrests have been made.

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