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Solo Cup Co. employee arrested in connection with metal theft

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 7:47 PM
Last updated 8:42 PM
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A man is in jail in connection with the theft of $22,000 in bronze brackets from the Solo cup plant, authorities said.

Kenneth Dale Morris  SPECIAL
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Kenneth Dale Morris

Richmond County sheriff’s investigators arrested a Solo Cup Co. employee, Kenneth Dale Morris, 49, Friday in connection with the theft. He is charged with two counts of theft by taking for his role in the theft, which spanned several days, Investigator Kendall Brown said an e-mail.

The items were found at CMC Recycling Center on Old Savannah Road and Campbell’s Recycling Center at 250 Dan Bowles Road. The investigation is ongoing, Brown said.

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OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/17/12 - 06:34 am
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Food for Thought

Nov 2nd - The Price of 80/20 Brass/Bronze was @ 2.75 a LBS.
see: http://www.scrapmonster.com/moreprice/country/usa-east-coast/5/1

The article says he stole $22,000 worth brackets.

I did the math, that is about 8,000 LBS that he stole.

That is the equal weight to the 3+ full size scrap cars.

How did he get out the door or gate with 8,000 lbs?
How did he load 8,000 LBS to steal?

Someone had to of looked the other way or helped.

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 11/17/12 - 08:38 am
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Unless that was the actual

Unless that was the actual value of the brackets as brackets, and not as simply bronze to be recycled.

For example, my personal vehicle is worth far more to me as the owner than it would be to a thief who stole it to recycle the metal.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/17/12 - 09:04 am
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Casting_Fool - Different view

Is also right on the money
Scraping $22,000 worth (let us say) $250 brackets.
is only 88 brackets.

Sure would be nice to see a picture of the size and weight, for a better understanding.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/17/12 - 09:31 am
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Attempts to apply logic to AC reporting
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are futile. It doesn't matter if it make sense. It fills a spot on an ever shrinking new letter. The Daily Post is on its way to the Augusta Museum.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/17/12 - 10:14 am
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Can't the AC finds some mug shots of Anglo's.
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This constant parade of African American felons is getting old. It is a conspiracy to keep them down. To perpetuate centuries old stereotypes. Enough is enough. And that picture of the turkey give a way. It is racist. Where is the diversity that we are always hearing about. Where are the Asians, Pacific Islanders, Latinos, Eastern Europeans, Arabs and Jews? Thirteen percent of the population cannot create all of the bad news?

Equaltreatmentforall
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Equaltreatmentforall 11/17/12 - 12:56 pm
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Jobs are so hard to come by.

Jobs are so hard to come by. Why would anyone steal from their employer and risk their job, reputation, and freedom for $$. He probably cost his employer $22,000.00 to get perhaps a tenth of that. It's like when people ruin a $3,000 air conditioner unit for a small portion of the worth in scrap metal. Crying Shame.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 11/17/12 - 03:59 pm
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Solo Cup ex employee

How sad, utterly sad - the man had a good job and should have been content - stealing will get you nowhere - proven again with this incident.

Tullie
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Tullie 11/17/12 - 05:54 pm
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Equaltreatmentforall asked:

Jobs are so hard to come by. Why would anyone steal from their employer and risk their job, reputation, and freedom for $$.

People steal for different reasons. They steal because they are greedy, they feel like it is owed to them, they are in a desparate financial situation (even though they have a job), or they get a thrill from it.

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