COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–An indictment has been returned against two men who are accused of stealing appliances from newly built houses and apartments throughout Franklin County.
According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, Dale Eugene Foughty, 37 and John Richards Sampson II, 33, were indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury for counts including Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Breaking and Entering, Receiving Stolen Property, Theft, and Grand Theft.
O’Brien said that Foughty and Sampson allegedly stole vans and trucks, broke into newly constructed apartments, condominiums, and houses, and stole the appliances shortly after they were installed, in numerous parts of the county, between August 31, 2014 and January 20, 2015.
The two men were arrested after police used GPS devices placed inside the appliances.
“The total loss is valued at more than $100,000”, said O’Brien.
Arraignment dates for both suspects have yet to be set.