ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A worker at an Albuquerque electric contractor lost his job after police say he was caught taking copper wire from the company’s warehouse and recycle it for cash.
According to a criminal complaint, a day after asking to take wire out to a job site, GPS tracking in his truck showed James Hancock was in Santa Fe at a scrap metal company.
The owner of the scrap metal company told APD detectives that Hancock had been bringing in copper for three years and showed them about $1,000 worth of wire that he had brought in the other day.
The contractor, Bixby Electric, identified the wire as belonging to the company.
Hancock was fired and a warrant was put out for his arrest. He’s being charged with embezzlement and fraud.