2 Men Plead Guilty In APG Copper Theft Case
Timothy Bittner and Robert Reynolds are accused of stealing copper from Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Two men accused of stealing copper from Aberdeen Proving Ground have pleaded guilty to charges, according to reports.
Bel Air resident Timothy Bittner, 52, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, according to The Associated Press. The story said Bittner will forfeit the money he received from selling the stolen wire, and that he will reimburse the military $33,711 for the replacement of the items.
Robert W. Reynolds, 29, of Felton, PA, pleaded guilty on July 26 "to conspiracy to steal government property," The York Dispatch reported. The article said his sentencing is set for Oct. 23.
Four men were indicted in June, Patch reported on June 8.
Bittner, Reynolds and Steven M. Coale, 33, of North East, were charged in one indictment with conspiracy to steal and theft of government property. The indictment covered copper wire worth approximately $87,000, according to a statement from Rod J. Rosenstein, United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, released in June.
Ronald Phillips Baker, Sr., 62, of Havre de Grace, was also charged with theft of government property. The second indictment covered 2,700 pounds of aluminum worth more than $110,000, according to the statement.
The Associated Press article on therepublic.com noted Baker and Coale will be arraigned Thursday.