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Police Arrest Second Indian Point Employee in Equipment Theft Investigation

Christopher Albea, 40, of Wappingers Falls, was arrested and charged with third-degree grand larceny after he allegedly stole more than $10,000 worth of copper wiring from the Indian Point Energy Center.

A 40-year-old maintenance worker at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan was arrested this morning as part of a state police investigation into equipment theft at the nuclear power plant.

Police arrested Christopher Albea at his home in Wappingers Falls at 8:40 a.m. and charged him third-degree grand larceny, a felony. Albea, who was employed in Indian Point’s maintenance department, allegedly stole several thousand pounds of copper wire, valued at more than $10,000, from the site and sold it to a Dutchess County scrap yard for several thousand dollars in cash.

Police said this arrest is connected to a similar arrest that was made on 33-year-old Tarrytown resident Theodore Kozelka on Jan. 11.

Albea was arraigned and sent to Westchester County Jail with bail set at $1,000. He is scheduled to appear in Buchanan village court on Jan. 29.

Police ask anyone with information regarding thefts at Indian Point to contact them at  (914) 737-7171.

Rob Randolph January 28, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Nice this is probably the same kind of guy that would let someone on the property to do somthing terrible for a couple of bucks ... federal prison for him
JCCOYOTE January 28, 2013 at 11:23 PM
I GUESS THE SECURITY GUARDS THAT PROTECT THE PLANT FROM OUTSIDE THREATS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE EMPLOYEES THAT WORK THERE. POOR SLOB

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