3 Men Arrested In Nickel Theft At Local Steel Plant

BRACKENRIDGE (KDKA) — State police have arrested three men in connection with the theft of more than 17,000 pounds of nickel from the ATI/Allegheny Ludlum Steel Plant in Harrison Township.

According to investigators, 52-year-old Paul Eberhardt, 44-year-old Timothy Angely and 46-year-old Kenneth Hill were taken into custody and arraigned at Allegheny County night court.

Authorities say Eberhardt, of Worthington, Pa., is a retired employee of the plant, and Hill, of Apollo, is a current employee there. Angely, of Tarentum, works for a trucking company.

State police say they believe the three “conspired to remove the nickel and sell it for scrap.”

Investigators say the theft happened on Oct. 14. The nickel was worth about $150,000.

The nickel ended up being sold to a plant located in Terrell, Texas, state police said.

Their bail has been set at $25,000. Meanwhile, the investigation continues.

Stay with KDKA for a full report on this developing story.

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  • Fanny Forbes Franklen

    “No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.” ~ Lily Tomlin


  • Ken Cassil

    52 year retired worker……how does that happen?

    • Mr. Kite

      30 years and out. I worked there also. No disability and the Don Martin truck driver was non union. This has nothing to do with unions or Obama.

    • Richard_Iowa

      Union employee.

      • I P Standing

        a real american is a rich republican like bernie madoff,,,steal from morons like you

    • dwoof

      Union pensions

      • derekcrane

        Sorry, I P Standing, Madoff gave most ( 88%) of his money to Democrats. Recipients include the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Chuck Schumer and Ron Wyden. See: opensecrets for details.

    • I M Simpleton

      Disability…AND union employee

      • john

        Obama. No hope and little change.

    • R.Hill

      Start when your 18 yrs old retire with 30 years at 48. Not really that hard to figure out.

    • union worker

      if i cant have it im gonna cry you siss

  • Dumb Person

    If I had a nickel for every time I heard a story like this……

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  • perseus317

    It is humorous to realize that, despite all of the protests about greed on Wall Street, there is plenty of greed to go around, and economic class has very little to do with it. Many of the OWS protesters are greedy, too. They want what other people have worked for, and they want it GIVEN to them. Like the OWS protesters, I’m sure that the crooks caught in this failed caper will try to place the responsibility for the situation on someone else. Too many people in our society have no sense of individual responsibility, and they are so quick to blame someone or something else for bad things which happen to them.

  • Carl Curmudgeon

    I wish I had a nickel for every time thieves stole 8 1/2 tons of nickel…

  • Ed Miller

    Maybe they were gonna donate the proceeds to Ron Paul!

    • Ed Miller

      I bet that was it!!!

      • John Lindsay

        You’re an idiot.

      • Carl Curmudgeon

        Don’t we all?

      • Carl Curmudgeon

        I bet he does.

      • bullrider

        Do you always Reply to your own posts?

  • schwartzer

    Ron Paul is,was and will be the only candidate that voted/voting against joining nafta. cafta wto and every other unconstitutional measure passed by congress and the president. Go back to watching the steelers and watch both episodes of swindling the goyim on YT genius. Get your facts straight and do some research rather than let your boob tube make your decision.

    • Scott Martin

      Yes, Ron Paul is the only crazy candidate…for every sane vote you pick, I can pick 5 insane comments, positions, or statements. End FEMA? Even ending the Fed is crazy since he has not replacment for the entire engine of US and global finance. But he is my favorite crazy uncle on my dad’s side.

      • schwartzer

        You sound tribal. This country existed for 400 years prior to the Federal Reserve being established in 1913. I’ll bet you are tribal.

      • Robert

        As opposed to the crazy ideas on both sides of the aisle that have been put in place like: the community reinvestment act, repeal of glass steagall, free healthcare, fanny, fredie, fast and furious, nation building, FEMA, DOE, etc. If having a sound monetary system, engaging in trade not regulated by WTO/U.N., a strong home defense but eliminating foreign meddling (militaristic adventurism) and limiting the 1% from using the force of government for personal gain is crazy then you can count me as a lunatic.

        In my book the crazy candidates and voters are the ones who promise to fix the problems of too much government with more government and the ones who are convinced by a 30 second sound bite!

  • Just Checking

    and the buyer is not arrested because…………………..??????

    • neil

      They are the ones who called the police?

  • albertjoseph

    Whats up with the cop’s chin-strap lmao?

  • conspiracy?

    But the real question is: what was nickel doing at a steel plant… hmmmm…

    • Tiggy

      The real question is: What is a steel plant doing in Pittsburgh?

      I thought the media said that all our manufacturing plants went overseas after our politicians and unions defeated the ‘greedy’ owners.

      • Scott Martin

        Steel plant in America?

        You can’t prove that Rusty!

    • davec

      its an element used to make alloy steels.
      Chome, vanadium, cobalt…all sorts of stuff

      • Scott Martin

        Davec…it was a rhetorical question (ya know, one that doesn’t require an answer, based in sarcasm, etc.)


        Perhaps that is what is wrong with this country, “steel” plants named at the EXCLUSION of every other common metal

  • Steve Vitkovsky

    $8.82 per pound.
    Do 176 nickels weigh about 1 pound?
    Just checking.

  • obana barock

    if i had a dime for every nickel my mom stole id be rich

  • Renaldo

    They have good jobs, but that’s not enough. No, they have to steal from their employer too. Shoot them and be done with it.

    • John Lindsay


  • Jewfromhell

    Just trying to nickel and nickel us to death!

  • likell

    But is it sustainable?

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  • pillbug

    i wonder how much nickel they stole in the past? he’d been there 30 years right? that’s a lot of opportunity to steal a little bit here and there.

  • ron45

    They use nickel to make stainless steel. Nickel is too expensive to be in a nickel. China is buying all the nickel they can.

    • John Lindsay

      China will end up owning Afghanistan.

  • John Lindsay

    A John Murtha constituent. Can’t think any further than the end of his nose.

  • flimflamman

    Great string, steal plant, he, he.

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  • MustafaJohnson

    Got to love the moron criminals in our area. I can just picture them sitting around the table planning this caper.
    “Duh, younze grab the loot and I’ll drive the getaway truck.”
    “Den we’ll take the 8 tons of metal to da junk yard and tell the owner we’ve been drivin around for two years pickin it up off the side of da road.” “Nosebuddy is gonna no nuttin.”
    “OK, dis plan is gonna make us all rich.”
    “Yeah” (all laughing together)

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