published Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Woman, man charged with stealing copper from school’s AC unit

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    Charissa Frady, 30, is charged with theft of property.
    Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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    Derek Harden, 21, is charged with theft of property.
    Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

A woman and a man have been arrested on charges of stealing the copper from air conditioning units at East Lake Elementary School.

Charissa Frady, 30, and Derek Harden, 21, are charged with theft of property in connection with the incident, according to records from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Hamilton County School officials said the stolen copper was worth about $50 but did between $10,000 and $20,000 in damage to school’s air conditioning system.

Because the air conditioning wasn’t working, East Lake was forced to let students out at 12:30 p.m. for the first few days of school until repairs were made.

Frady and Harden were picked up Monday and also charged with shoplifting from Walmart and Academy Sports in East Brainerd, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Janice Atkinson said.

In addition, Frady was charged with possessing drugs for resale, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and vandalism/malicious mischief, sheriff’s records show.

MORE: Vandalism forces early dismissal at East Lake school

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Draax said...

Stealing cooper from the AC units at a school...there are some real dirtbags out there...

August 16, 2011 at 7:46 p.m.
NObama12 said...

Hey, white bitch, let me hold ah dolla!

August 16, 2011 at 10:15 p.m.

Another fine example of inbred lowlife,nonworking ,wefare sucking parasites ..Keep these worthless bastards in jail where they belong,or let them have some redneck justice..

August 17, 2011 at 9:08 a.m.
astall said...

Good, put them away. There has been way too many instances of copper being stolen from residential and commercial properties over the past couple years, causing thousands of dollars in repairs and replacements.

August 17, 2011 at 10:04 a.m.
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