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Two charged with stealing air conditioners face more charges

Posted July 7, 2010 10:54 p.m. EDT

— 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.