A Mueller Electric Company employee was arrested after police said he stole nearly $50,000 worth of copper material.
Gregory M. Chambers, 36, of Akron, admitted to Akron Police Detectives that he stole copper clips and spools of wire from the company while he was an employee.
Authorities say Chambers sold the items to City Scrap in Kenmore.
Mueller Electric reported a loss of about $47,000.
Chambers was arrested and charged with felony theft.