Copper Thefts on the Rise

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Copper theft has reached epidemic levels across the Ohio Valley.

Dramatic increases in the theft of copper wire from AEP facilities has company officials concerned and they are urging the public to report suspicious activity as soon as they see it.

AEP officials say that copper theft is a dangerous activity that can result in power outages equipment damage, electrical hazards, and can even kill or seriously injure the person stealing it.


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