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Man accused of buying copper with stolen credit card is charged with credit-card theft

Allen Jin Ho Young was charged with theft of less than $100 and credit-card theft of more than $500

February 18, 2011

A man accused of buying copper with a stolen credit card has been charged with theft and credit-card theft, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

Allen Jin Ho Young, 30, address unavailable, was charged with theft of less than $100 and credit-card theft of more than $500, according to a sheriff's office news release.

Deputy Matthew Sullivan said he was called to the area of Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park in Halfway on Thursday afternoon for a report of a man cutting copper and loading it into a vehicle.

Sullivan said the vehicle was gone when he arrived at the scene, but it was spotted a short time later at Cumberland Valley Recycling on Oak Ridge Drive.

An investigation determined that a stolen credit card was allegedly used to purchase a large amount of copper from Lowe's, Sullivan said.

Young was charged with theft of less than $100 for stealing the credit cards and theft of more than $500 for using the credit card to purchase the copper, Sullivan said.

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