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Arrest in Church air conditioner thefts

March 20, 2008

Albany -- A Worth County man is charged with stealing air conditioning units from several Dougherty County churches. 29 year old Gary Chapman of Oakfield is charged with more a a half dozen thefts.

 Investigators say he confessed to taking air conditioners from churches on Cordele Road.

Chapman was spotted by a Lee County deputy Monday afternoon leaving the Cross Pointe Church on Forester Parkway with an air conditioning unit in the back of a pickup truck. He got away. The next day Dougherty County Police spotted him on surveillance video selling copper wiring at a salvage yard and arrested him.

 More charges are pending, as they continue to investigate a number of air conditioner thefts at Dougherty and Lee County churches.

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