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Employee Charged in Tool Thefts

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
December 14, 2021
Posted in: Crime and Police News

A former employee of Pure Penn faces formal arraignment in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court after being accused of purchasing more than $17,000 in tools on a company credit card, then selling them.

Wade A. Kildow, 33, of Elizabeth Twp. is charged by McKeesport police with theft by unlawful taking and access device fraud. He remains free on his own recognizance following a preliminary hearing Nov. 15 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi.

McKeesport police said the alleged thefts were reported Sept. 24. Police said Kildow was a maintenance worker at the facility on Industry Road and had access to a credit card to purchase tools from a hardware supplier.

According to a police report, Kildow is accused of selling some of the tools and keeping others at his home and another residence.

Some of the tools that were allegedly stolen were recovered, police said, including a 194-piece mechanic’s tool set, a cordless miter saw and a gasoline-powered pressure washer.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. Formal arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 7.

Originally published December 14, 2021.

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