UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A former contractor for Metro has pleaded guilty to stealing 30,000 pounds of copper wire and cable from Metro facilities and selling it for $88,000.

Sixty-four-year-old James Mulcahey of Charlotte Hall pleaded guilty to one count of theft Friday in Prince George’s County Circuit Court. Sentencing is set for July 31.

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Prosecutors say between March and June 2013, Mulcahey sold copper wire to a scrap yard in Charles County, receiving approximately $13,000.

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Authorities say police put Mulcahey under surveillance, and watched him make several more transactions at the same scrap yard. He was arrested in November.

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