Police say couple stole copper to pay for wedding

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ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- Police say a couple cut down copper wire from 18 utility poles because they needed money to pay for their wedding.

Charged are 24-year-old April Cater and 23-year-old Joseph Russell, both of North Sewickley Township.

The couple faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 24 on theft and other charges for allegedly cutting down the wire on Aug. 9, four days before their wedding. Police say Mr. Russell told them he had lost his job at an auto parts store and needed the money. Police say the couple sold the wire to a salvage company the day after they allegedly stole it.


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