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Two Prince William County Employees Charged With Embezzlement

The employees are accused of selling copper wire that belonged to the county.

On May 9, two Prince William County employees were charged with embezzlement after an incident in which they allegedly took and sold copper wire belonging to the county, police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said.

Detectives from the Property Crimes Unit began investigating the embezzlement allegations on April 16.

"The investigation revealed that on March 15th of 2012, a large quantity of copper wiring was removed from the George T. Owens Building located at 3 County Complex Ct in Prince William," Perok said. "Between February and March of 2012, the below listed suspects reportedly removed copper wiring belonging to the county. The suspects allegedly stole the wire and sold if for scrap."

Both Gary Repass and Kristopher Bunch turned themselves in on May 9 after they were charged. At the time of the reported embezzlement, Repass worked for the county's Office of Information Technology and Bunch was a contractor hired by the same office.

Repass was charged with three counts each of embezzlement and obtaining money by false pretenses, police report. His court date is unavailable. He was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

Bunch was charged with one count each of embezzlment and obtaining money by false pretenses. His court date is unavailable. He was released on a $3000 unsecured bond.

Editor's Note: The above information comes from the Prince William County Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. 

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