Two charged with stealing air conditioners face more charges
Posted July 7, 2010
Raleigh, N.C. — Two men, who already face dozens of larceny charges for a series of air-conditioner thefts across Wake County, are facing more charges.
Court documents show seven counts of felony larceny against Michael Scott King, 28, of 104 Ramsey Ct. Apt. L in Cary, and six counts against Richard Levell Keating Jr., 26, of 4607 Mitchell Mill Road in Wake Forest.
They each also face a charge of injury to real property and misdemeanor larceny.
Keating was also charged with one count of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.
The charges stem from a series of thefts in Wake County in late May and early June.
Investigators said thieves target air conditioning units for the copper wiring they contain.
Both were being held under $60,000 bond at the Wake County jail on Wednesday.
King already faces 20 counts of felony larceny, while Keating was charged with 24 counts.