2nd NY nuke plant worker charged in material theft

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm •  Published: January 25, 2013

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police have charged a second worker at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant with stealing material.

They say 40-year-old Christopher Albea (AL'-bee-yuh) of Wappingers Falls stole several thousand pounds of copper worth more than $10,000 and sold it at a scrap yard.

Albea was charged with grand larceny and posted $1,000 bail. His lawyer, Michael Romano of White Plains, says he will conduct an investigation into the matter. Albea is due in court Tuesday.

The arrest came two weeks after another Indian Point worker, Theodore Kozelka, was charged with stealing $50,000 worth of copper cable and scrap from the plant about 50 miles north of New York City.

State Police Major Michael Kopy (KOH'-pee) says they're still working to determine the full scope of what was stolen.

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