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Milford Man Charged with Copper Wire, Cable Theft

The 27-year-old contractor's employee allegedly stole several thousand dollars of supplies from a Southington job site.

Benjamin M. Fidanza. Credit: Southington Police
Benjamin M. Fidanza. Credit: Southington Police

A Milford man is facing a second-degree larceny charge stemming from a Southington Police Department investigation into the theft of more than $8,000 worth of copper wire and cable.

According to police, Benjamin M, Fidanza, 27, surrendered May 2 to Southington Police after learning there was a warrant for his arrest.

Fidanza's arrest followed the investigation of a theft of copper wire and cable from the Guitar Center on Queen Street between January and April 2013, according to police. 

The stolen copper wire and cable was taken from a job site at the Guitar Center as part of electrical installation work being performed. 

Fidanza was an employee of the company hired to do the electrical work at the site, police said. The wire had a value of $8491.56. 

Fidanza was released on a $25,000 court set bond and was scheduled to appear May 12 in state Superior Court in Bristol.

chet May 09, 2014 at 06:41 AM
That's a lot of wire!
tlkensington May 09, 2014 at 09:59 AM
That is an oddly specific amount. Now he just needs to steal an additional $16,508.44 worth of wire to pay back his bail.
C.S. May 09, 2014 at 10:47 PM
Tlk you always crack me up. Thanks.

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