10 Arrested In Alleged McAlester Theft Ring

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 4:31 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

McALESTER, OK -- Ten employees of a McAlester outdoor furniture manufacturer have been arrested after a two-month probe into an alleged theft ring at the plant.

McAlester police say more arrests may be made.  Detective Don Hass says more than $20,000 in stolen property was recovered.

The employees worked at Webcoat, a plant that makes outdoor furniture like picnic tables, benches and garbage cans. All of the employees were fired after their arrests.

Hass said the items stolen from the plant were sold to buyers across southeast Oklahoma.