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AT&T subcontractors accused of stealing 1,000-plus pounds of copper wire

Men allegedly resold copper wire to recycler

Gomez (left) & David Sagahon (right)
Gomez (left) & David Sagahon (right)

SAN ANTONIO – Two AT&T subcontractors are accused of stealing more than 1,000 pounds of copper wire from the company and reselling it.

UPDATE:

KSAT 12 has learned the name of the second man accused of stealing copper wire from AT&T and then reselling it for a profit.

David Sagahon, 28 has been charged with theft of copper. Sagahon, along with Jesus Guadalupe Gomez III, (image above) took more than 1,000 pounds of copper wire on multiple occasions.

(Original Story)

Two AT&T subcontractors are accused of stealing more than 1,000 pounds of copper wire from the company and reselling it.

According to an arrest warrant, Jesus Guadalupe Gomez III was caught on surveillance camera removing rolls of wire from an AT&T building five times this year. On all but one trip, he allegedly had the help of another man whose identity has not been released by police.

The first theft took place on Jan. 23. Investigators said the men took 566 pounds of copper and resold it to a local metal recycler less than 15 minutes later.

On Jan. 26, they are accused of taking 10 rolls of copper and selling 358 pounds to the recycler.

On Jan. 29, police said they took another 10 rolls and sold 532 pounds.

On Feb. 9, investigators said Gomez took 10 rolls by himself and sold 295 pounds.

Both men are facing multiple counts of copper theft.