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Two charged with stealing air conditioners face more charges

Posted July 7, 2010

— 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.


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  • Thor Jul 8, 2010

    These guys look like they're out of a scene from the movie Fargo

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Jul 8, 2010

    Stealing air conditioners in this kind of weather is kind of like stealing horses in the wild wild west. Its a hanging offense.

  • giterdungirl Jul 8, 2010

    It's pinky and the brain!

  • kmichael Jul 8, 2010

    yes that is one large head...it looks very top-heavy

  • colliedave Jul 8, 2010

    I hope the Wake County jail lacks A/C

  • kmichael Jul 8, 2010

    So pathetic these guys are