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CLEVELAND– A Cleveland Water Department employee has been indicted on a charge of theft in office.

An indictment was filed against Douglas Harper III, a meter technician.

Investigators said they believe he stole copper and other materials on the job, then sold them at scrapyards.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutors indicted him on a felony charge and court records show the crime went on over a period of about four years.

The city said it placed Harper on unpaid leave pending the results of the case.

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