MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in eastern Kentucky say a man who was helping a Tennessee church renovate a building also helped himself in a copper theft scam.
Middlesboro Police arrested 41-year-old David Todd Giles.
Edwin Robertson of the Pump Springs Baptist Church in Claiborne County, Tenn., told WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/SnF8Bn ) in Hazard Giles was a really good con man.
Robertson said Giles helped rewire an old school building where the church is putting a free medical clinic.
Police said Giles stole a tax exemption form from the church and would pick up copper wire at a Middlesboro electrical supply house, charge it to the church and then sell the wire as scrap at a recycling business.
He's held in the Bell County Jail, which had no record of an attorney for him.
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