Man accused of stealing 19 air conditioning units

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A Cincinnati man is accused of causing about $100,000 in damage when police said he stole 19 air conditioning units.

Colerain Township police were called to Wardwood Drive early Friday in response to a report of a theft in progress.

When police got to the scene, they found 23-year-old Joseph Burkhardt and arrested him.

Investigators said Burkardt confessed to stealing 19 A/C units throughout the community in the past month.

The value of the property was put at about $100,000. Officers said the metal from the units was scrapped for cash.

Burkhardt was taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center on theft charges. More charges could be filed.

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